Here, in Francilienne région, build since more centuries, somes castles, fortified-castles, dungeons are now visitables, near Paris, in Vincennes, Versailles for exemple, and around Paris in Dourdan, Pierrefonds for exemple. There were somes bigest value against invasions, wars... During somes centuries they have evolved, they have allowed to arrive to a pictures that we know through somes fortified-castle like Coucy, Vincennes (near Paris), Fortress of Salses, Carcassonne, medieval city again "alive"...
* The town of Provins - Medieval city near Paris, inside, there're somes shows, activity, etc...
The Château de Farcheville is a 14th-century castle in the commune of Bouville near Paris in the département of Essonne. The castle was built by the Hugues II and Hugues III, Lords of Farcheville and Bouville. The great hall was built in 1291 and the castle chapel was consecrated in 1304. Both father and son were chamberlain to Philip IV of France. The structure possesses a rare northern French example of arched machicolations on buttresses, more characteristic of military architecture in the Languedoc. The castle passed to the family of Châtillon in the fifteenth century.
The castle of Dourdan is a French fortified-castle in Dourdan, in the former province of Hurepoix in the department of Essonne and the region Île-de-France, forty-six kms south-west of Paris.
In X century, Dourdan was one of the strongholds of Hugh the Great, who built a wooden puppet, located few hundred meters northwest of the current château, where he died in 956. The construction lasted long enough for Louis VII (1120-1180), made her say, one of his residences hunting.
To the west, a drawbridge was lowered at the foot of a quadrangular dungeon as the main entrance to the castle. A double ogival vault, protected on each side by archers directed in all directions towards the curtains, formed a vestibule. On the right, beneath this vault, whose right feet still preserve the traces of the portcullis, we notice in the thickness of the wall a small room illuminated from the outside by loopholes where the men of guard were standing.
The Château de la Madeleine is a castle located in the village of Chevreuse in the department of Yvelines, France. In good condition, the castle dominates the valley of Chevreuse. It is the General Council of Yvelines and hosts the headquarters of the Regional Natural Park of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse.
Its construction started between 1030 and 1090. It was commissioned by Gui I, lord of Chevreuse. It was to defend the city of Chevreuse, a victim of looting. This time, it remains probably nothing. The current tower mistress to be preceded by a wooden tower whose foundations were collected during archaeological excavations.
- The Castle of Louvre
- The conciergerie, ancient castle and medieval
The castle is an imposing castle located on the edge Pierrefonds southeast of the forest of Compiegne, north of Paris, between Villers-Cotterets and Compiegne, in the department of Oise.
Pierrefonds castle has the most features of the defensive work of the Middle Ages. He was saved by Viollet-le-Duc in the nineteenth century, who also undertook significant work of decoration and furniture design.
It is managed by the National Monuments.
The Castle is a fortress located in the town of Vincennes, east of Paris, France. It was built in the fourteenth century the seventeenth century. It is the largest remaining French royal castle, and the height of the tower, 52 meters, it is the highest plain of Fortress Europe.