The Château de Domfront is a ruined castle in the town of Domfront, in the Orne département of France. The Château de Domfront has been protected as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1875. The ruins include the keep, the enceinte, ramparts, towers, casemates and the former Sainte-Catherine et Saint-Symphorien chapels.
Domfront Castle is a ruined medieval fortress in Normandy, France. The ruins include the castle keep, the enceinte, ramparts, towers, casemates and the former Sainte-Catherine et Saint-Symphorien chapels.
The Castle of Domfront was built on an outcrop of Armorican sandstone and is a remarkable defensive site. The present vestiges date back to Henry Beauclerc in the 12th century (keep and chapel). The ramparts incorporate a uniquely preserved inner corridor pierced with arrow-slits. Free visit all year long.
Domfront has a fascinating place in the history of Normandy and Britain, from William the Conqueror to WWII, when it was on the line of advance of the U.S. Ninth Army's 30th Infantry Divisions advance. The Château of Domfront include the ruins of the keep, some or the town walls and ramparts. there several towers enabling visitors to trace ...
After a few centuries, the Castle of Domfront was built in 1010 by Guillaume (William) the 1st of Bellême and was originally built from wood. At the time the area was known as Ducal Normandy, meaning that the Lord of Belleme answered to the orders of the Duke of Normandy.
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Domfront Castle was founded around 1010-1020 by William of Bellême, probably as a wooden fortification at the end of a spur. In 1049 the castle, then owned by William I Talvas de Bellême, was successfully besieged by the Duke of Normandy; William the Conqueror.