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Chateau Gaillard, Les Andelys, Normandy, France

Sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of the hill with far reaching views over the Seine Valley in a fog

Foggy sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of remains of the outer walls with the embossed ramparts in a fog in the background

Foggy sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of the embossed ramparts made of 19 arcs of a circle pierced by arrow slits in a fog

Foggy sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of remains of the outer walls with the embossed ramparts in a fog in the background

Foggy sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of remains of the outer walls with the embossed ramparts in a fog in the background

Outer wall, back lighting

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852

Foggy sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of remains of the outer walls with the keep in a fog in the background

Foggy sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of remains of the outer walls with the embossed ramparts and the keep in a fog in the background

Foggy sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of the embossed ramparts and the keep in a fog from the top

Outer wall at sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852

Well, outer ward

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; remains of the outer walls in a fog in the background

Foggy sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of remains of the advanced fortification, the outer wall, the embossed ramparts and the keep in a fog from the top

Foggy sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of remains of the outer wall, the embossed ramparts and the keep in a fog from the top

Foggy sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of the embossed ramparts and the keep in a fog, the gate and the drawbridge to the inner ward

Foggy sunrise

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, French in 1204 after the siege of 1203; destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852; view of the drawbridge and the gate, the embossed ramparts and the keep from the outer ward.

Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, Chateau Gaillard became French in 1204 after the terrible siege of 1203. Destroyed by Henry IV in 1603 and classified as Monuments Historiques in 1852. Romantic and evocative sight on the hill with far reaching views over the Seine Valley