Castle of Noirmoutier en L'isle, Noirmoutier en l'Ile

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The Château de Noirmoutier is a castle on the Île de Noirmoutier in the Vendée département of France. It dominates the town of Noirmoutier-en-l'Île with its almost 20m keep. The castle is very well preserved and a fine example of 12th-century medieval architecture.HistoryThe first traces of the castle appeared in 830 with the construction of a castrum by the abbot Hilbold, from the monastery of Saint-Philbert. It served to defend the monks and the island's population from the Vikings.The castle was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century by the feudal power who was trying to stabilise the region, notably by preventing Norman pillaging. The island at that time was under the control of the barons of La Garnache. The keep was built by Pierre IV of La Garnache, then an enclosure equipped with towers was built around the lower courtyard.In the 16th century, the castle was held by the La Trémoille family, then viscounts of Thouars.The castle resisted numerous attacks: the English in 1342 and 1360, and again in 1386 under the command of the Earl of Arundel the Spanish in 1524 and 1588but in 1674, it was taken by the Dutch troops of Admiral Tromp.
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  • Castle that gives outside a lot of charm to the city but whose visit - with the exception of the view from the top of the towers - no interest - reasonable price € 4.60
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  • The view of the Castle gives envy, but once inside, what a disappointment! Outside, nothing interesting, hope remains in the visit inside;. And well there too, great disappointment, the parts are not appointed, many chart that traces the history of the "building". and an exhibition on movies filmed on the island. The only interest of this visit, is based on views offered to the highest point of the Castle (depending on the weather). But hey, for €4.60, let's not quibble...
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  • Not bad from the outside! inside of the disappointment... not period furniture, not a lot of history on the Castle him even... in short... not top... We were entitled to an exhibition on the cinema on Noirmoutier with french actors of the time! nothing to do with the Castle! Only good point, the point of view of the top of the Castle... If you have 4 under and some time has lost otherwise... very blah!
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  • Around the castle was great but it's 4,50 € to visit inside.
  • Noirmoutier is so beautiful. Must see!
  • Worth a visit just for the views from the top of the castle.
  • Lovely town, very picturesque!
  • Lovely looking but only saw outside, expensive to pay in

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