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Chateau d'Angers Photos of the massive fortress of Angers and its environs

The first fortress on this site was built by the Romans to overlook traffic on the River Maine. In the 9th Century a further fortress was built by the Count of Anjou. In 1204 the region was conquered by Phillip II, King of France and the building of the massive castle was commenced during the reign of his grandson Louis IX in 1234.

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Here are some views of the towers and massive walls.

The massive wall are the main reason that the castle has never been conquered

Some views from the ramparts

Rampart views

Views INSIDE the walls. The first shot shows just how thick the walls are. This passage leads to one of the corner towers

Views of the gardens inside the fortress
The gateway to the Count's palace, the palace with the church and finally, the governor's house
Count's chapel

The moat has never held water. It was used for many years as a grazing ground for sheep

The tops of the towers were constructed so as to make efficient gun platforms

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Tony Clark
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All of these photos were taken by me with a Fuji HS50 bridge camera. I retain all copyright.

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