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    Castle Anzhe

    • Saint-Roch, France
    • Castle Anzhe$$
    • +33 2 41 86 48 77
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    • Ancient fortress is a symbol of the city of Angers and its central attraction. The original fortress appeared here in the XI century on the site of the ancient Gallo-Roman fortifications on the orders of Count Anzhuyskaga Fulk III, Count of Anjou. Then, in the years 1228-1238 King Louis IX significantly strengthens and rebuilds its fortress, creating the classic fortification, the ability to reflect almost any attack. In those days, the main potential enemy had dukes bretonskіmі. Castle built on the high banks of the river and reinforced 17 towers height of about 30 meters. In 1485 under Louis XI around the fortress was dug ditch filled with water.
      In the XV century became the residence of Rene Angers - Count Anzhuyskaga and olive, king of Naples and Sicily, popularly nicknamed "René well." This nickname was given to the Count for his services in the field of literature, poetry, and construction. He was appreciated for his protection over the poor and oppressed, and his love for the holidays and jousting tournaments.

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