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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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  • You can make free visits of this beautiful castle strong because you are given a booklet at the entrance. Holiday vouchers are accepted. It is a castle very well renovated without frills. The walkway is really to do.
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  • This was a very interesting ruined chateau. Restoration started in 1966.Well worth reading the legend of the Pirou Geese. In one of the outbuildings there is the Pirou tapestry exhibition.A labour of ...  more »
  • The castle is located a few minutes from Pirou Plage Beach and is easy to reach on foot or by bike. Issued tapestry is but smaller and not so old the famous brother in Bayeux but technically well done. The castle is a well-preserved impression. Almost all rooms are to visit.
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  • Fabulous time, excellent staff and the château is gorgeous even if small. Well worth a visit.
  • Very nice very well preserved Castle. Nice visit.
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  • Nice little castle, but mostly old, beautiful little visit
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  • A beautiful historic castle, he deserves a little more attention.
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  • Very sublime reality Castle.. .in the juice...
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