Royal Castle of Durtal

Castle of Loire Valley

Photo HDR Chateau de Durtal
Galerie Renaissance Chateau Durtal partie XV


Dominating the Loir River, this unassailable stronghold protected the town of Angers. The initial construction went back to the 11th. Over the ages the Fulk the Black’s castle turned into a sumptuous monument representative of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries that Kings of France, from Henry II to Louis XIII, enjoyed visiting.
The castle is a noteworthy example of the transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The proud castle of the Counts of Anjou is a veritable lesson of architecture and now it still protects the town of Durtal that is lying under its fortification.
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