Robert Le Diable Castle

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Robert Le Diable Castle
Robert Le Diable Castle

Robert Le Diable Castle

Creation time : 11./12. century
Castle type : Hilltop castle
Conservation status: ruin
Place: Moulineaux
Geographical location 49 ° 20 '22.6 "  N , 0 ° 57' 34.9"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 20 '22.6 "  N , 0 ° 57' 34.9"  E

The castle Robert Le Diable ( French Château Robert le Diable ) is a medieval castle complex from the time of the historic province of Normandy in northern France . The remains of the castle are in the Normandy region above a loop of the Seine in the commune of Moulineaux , part of the Seine-Maritime department . This is right next to the A13 motorway from Rouen to Caen . The castle was classified as a monument historique in 1935 and placed under monument protection.

The name of the castle, which has existed since the 11th century, goes back to the legendary figure "Robert the Devil" . The legend could be traced back to Robert I , Duke of Normandy from 1027 to 1035 and father of William the Conqueror .

The castle was probably owned by the Dukes of Normandy from the Plantagenet family . In 1203, after the murder of his nephew Arthur of Brittany , the English King Johann Ohneland is said to have sought refuge in this castle from the approaching French king. With the loss of the Norman ancestral lands to Philip II of France in 1204 , the castle fell into the possession of the Capetians as part of the Domaine royal .

Individual evidence

  1. Entry No. IA00021505 in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French), accessed May 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Bernhard Beck: Châteaux forts de Normandie , Ouest-France 1986, p. 8, pp. 148-149.

Web links

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