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.
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 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 Château of Domfront, dismantled in the XVIIth century, occupies the western end of a rocky promontory from the top of which the town of Domfront dominates the valley of the Varenne. The first mention of the Château dates from the first quarter of the XIth century, the period during which it belonged to the Bellême family.
Domfront is situated on a bluff overlooking the river Varenne and is said to have been established in the 6th century round the oratory of the hermit St. Front, and played an important part in the wars against the English and the French Wars of Religion.
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