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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. Before you head to Pirou, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pirou trip generator, to make sure you see all that Pirou has to offer, including Chateau Fort de Pirou.
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  • Wonderful place, very well restored, we guess perfectly how to living people in this castle strong thanks to the explanations given in the booklet at the start of visit and throughout the halls and outbuildings... visited the Tower on the city walls and view 360 ° is just amazing! The reception is perfect because RMP you can keep you as close... The place is so off time that gives you legs for all markets finally mounted to discover this fabulous Castle of the 12th century to discover absolutely!
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  • This castle is well worth the effort. You can get lost between the narrow corridors and of the beautiful view. The main of this nederzettind'll find me in the ďépendances where a "copy" of the Bayeux Tapestry. It is a similar work (same method, yarn etc) but the scenes are more recent. Trip worth it!
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  • This lovely moated castle is a good afternoon out for kids of all ages, we have taken 5 year olds and an 83 year old lady. Printed information about the castle is available in English to take with you...  more »
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  • Very welcoming. Not furnished but very beautiful castle. visit stroller possible to hug to the ramparts.
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  • Welcome friendly Castle is beautiful to visit, unfortunately lack of decoration for good parts it back into the atmosphere of the time.
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  • Beautiful castle, pity that some restorations have been made in modern ways and not to the former. A must see.
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  • A true feudal Castle nice search I recommend visiting
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  • Impressive castle, which is for the history of Normandy of great importance - a visit is highly recommended!
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