Chateau Fort de Pirou, Pirou

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Chateau Fort de Pirou comes with its own legend. When the castle was besieged by the Normans in the Middle Ages, the lord of Chateau Fort de Pirou and his family used an old wizard's book to turn themselves into geese and escape during the assault. Unfortunately, when they tried to reverse the spell a few days later, they realized the book had burned along with the castle. To this day, wild geese still alight here every year in March during their annual migration--and those who believe the legend think they know why. While the legend probably isn't true, what we do know for sure is that the structure was initially built of wood, and later stone, in the 12th century. It's location near the English Channel made it ideal for watching the coast for invasion. In the 18th century, the castle became a farm. Then the government renovated it in the 20th century and opened to the public as a historic monument. Use our Pirou sightseeing app to add Chateau Fort de Pirou and other attractions to your Pirou vacation plans.
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  • If there is a castle to be done with the children it is above. Classified historical monuments, he experienced the hundred years war. You will touch the finger tiles schist of the walkway and remember to bow their heads before reaching the top of the Dungeon. Joins the tour around the monument: the bakery, the press, the Chapel, the room of pleas with the integral reproduction of the Bayeux Tapestry. You will enjoy.
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  • Well hidden in the Green, it takes a little bit of perseverance to find. But what a discovery. Crush of the smallest to the largest. One can only hope that the restoration of the Castle will be able to continue.
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  • Superb Castle hidden a bit in the middle of nowhere. A treasure. A true gem to be discovered. Visit and recommend. Everything is simple and perfect, very nice and quiet place. L ' friendly. Thank you very much.
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  • Amazing place. Very nice way you move around a planned route and can read up on the historical use
  • Fabulous time, excellent staff and the château is gorgeous even if small. Well worth a visit.
  • Very nice place.
  • Interesting inner buildings
  • Super nice. Visit
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