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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  • beautiful well maintained Castle. missing one can more history of noirmoutier, with for example typical furniture. However very nice view on the roof
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  • Visit about 1:30. Beautiful view of the city and the surroundings. Interesting for people who love the history of BC to the present day. Then an artistic sensibility by the cinema.
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  • A castle are all well preserved and maintained a beautiful view and good explanations on the ground floor and 1st floor the exhibition cinema was interesting and stuff visit to do because we understand the strategic place in historical conflicts too bad he did not guide (may be the period)
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  • A historic landmark in the centre of town which has survived several battles since it was built in the 12th century. It dominates the town of Noirmoutier-en-l'Île with its almost 20 metre high keep. The castle itself is filled with various exhibits and photographs showing aspects related its long history. Meanwhile should you have the stamina to climb the long winding staircase there are great views from the top of the castle. Note that opening times vary depending upon the time of year.
  • Either the castle is interesting but not exceptional, the view is magnificent certainly but the content of the visit from the price isn't to the give you.
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  • Only the point of view is interesting. €4.60 it's expensive point of view. ..
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  • Very nice without a very nice frame too bad there is no guide
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  • Very pretty medieval castles I you Council to visit it is worth the visit
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