Chateau de Carrouges was originally built in Normandy as a fortress against the English in the 14th century. After it was destroyed in the Hundred Years War, it was rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries. After falling into disrepair and after further damage (in various wars), in 1944 the government of France acquired and restored the Chateau.
The gatehouse (chatelet).
The gatehouse entry.
Walking in the apple orchard. The sign indicates the various types of apple trees and their location.
The formal garden in front of the south-west wing. The facade of the wing is asymmetrical.
The chateau is surrounded by a moat fed by spring water.
The bastion.
The tower of the charter room.
The interior courtyard and, to the right, the original donjon (castle keep).
The 17th century wrought iron gates into the park.
The northwest wing built in the late 15th century with its curious roof line.
The north-west wing with the donjon (keep) on the right. The boiling oil could be poured through the machicolations (just below the roof line) onto attackers at the base of the wall.
Looking back towards the gatehouse.
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