CASTLES IN FRANCE

EUROPE-ABBEY

From  http://pka.online.fr/-Special thank for Dorota Ciesielska, 'Europe & Britain' 2000,

 

Mont St.Michel
    Basse Normandie



 Mont St. Michel Benedictine in the Gulf of Malo. Date in 1203 and later, building type is fortified monastery and construction system was cut stone bearing masonry. Context of waterfront, island, hilltop-Romanesque, Gothic style. Restored by Viollet-le-Duc. Photo by Dorita Ciesielska(#1), Byunguh Yu(#2) on 2007.

   

Chambord Castle
  
 Loire Valley, Rhone Alpes



 The largest of the Loire Valley. Built for Francois I. had chambord, from 1519 onwards. Photo by Dorita Ciesielska.

 

Chateau de Versailles
    
Versailles, Ile de France



 
The famous gardens at Versailles Palace. Architect by Andre Le Notre, Louis Le Vau, Charles Le Brun, Ange-Janques Bagriel in 1661 to 1774 for royal palace, large house. Construction system is cut stone bearing masonry of Baroque style. The 'immense palace' of the king of France, Louis XIV. See also the nearby Le Petit Trianon, and see other works by Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Ange-Janques Bagriel.The length of the garden front is 670 meters.

 

Fort de Salses
    Salses, Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc Roussillon

 This castle in the Plateau de Rousillon area, which is a part of France since 1659, in the Eastern Pyrenean Mountains region. The Salses Castle is built on a narrow flat streak of land along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is through this passage that the army of Hannibal made its passage going to Italy in 218 BC. The name of the castle – Salses, comes from salinas fons, salty sources and it was given after the two sources of the salt water discovered during its construction. Photo by Byunguh Yu in 7 November 2007.