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Castle at Vitré (1976)

The medieval town of Vitré in Brittany was a serendipitous “discovery,” the result of making a wrong turn on the way to Fougères. Built in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries, this castle was a successful example of military fortification. During the Hundred Years’ War between France and England (which actually lasted 116 years, from 1337 to 1453), the English were never able to take it despite repeatedly occupying the rest of the town.


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