Caen Castle

A ten centuries-old fortress within the town

Founded by William the Conqueror, the castle of Caen was 'rediscovered' after WWII, offering up more and more historical information thanks to archaeologists and historians working on the project, starting with Michel de Boüard. Although the evidence of the first duke's palace is today rather scant, the hall of the 'Exchequer' has retained some that magnificence that it must have exuded in the XIIth century, despite the transformations it has undergone through time. As for the castle keep, which was torn down during the French Revolution, its foundations continue to fascinate many a visitor, drawing upon the Anglo-Norman origins of the edifice, whereas the porte des Champs built in the XIIIth century harks back to the days of the return of Normandy to French possession and finally the Saint-Pierre barbican recalls the Hundred Years' War.

One should nevertheless not forget what the castle enceinte with its towers and drawbridge used to be in the Middle Ages – a town within the town, with its parish church dedicated to Saint-George. Today, the castle lies in the heart of the town, having been restored to its pride of place, and has become an essential cultural venue, housing none other than the Museum of Normandy, the Rampart Rooms and the Musée des Beaux-Arts which draw art and history lovers from across the world.

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Presses universitaires de Caen
Édité par
Joseph Decaëns, Adrien Dubois,
Publications du Centre de Recherches Archéologiques et Historiques Anciennes et Médiévales
Catégorie (éditeur)
hiérarchie éditeur 01 (internet) > Archéologie > Archéologie médiévale
Catégorie (éditeur)
hiérarchie éditeur 01 (internet) > Archéologie
BISAC Subject Heading
HIS000000 HISTORY > HIS010000 HISTORY / Europe > HIS037010 HISTORY / Europe / Medieval > HIS037020 HISTORY / Europe / Renaissance
BIC subject category (UK)
HD Archaeology
Dewey (abrégé)
900-999 History, geography, (& biography)
Code publique Onix
01 Grand public > 06 Professionnel et académique
CLIL (Version 2013-2019 )
Date de première publication du titre
01 janvier 2010
Code Identifiant de classement sujet
Classification thématique Thema: Histoire de l’Europe
ONIX Adult Audience Rating
Tout public adulte
Bibliographie, Notes
Langue originale
Editeur original
Presses universitaires de Caen
Date originale

Livre broché

Details de produit
1 Trade paperback (UK), Couverture pelliculée
Date de publication
01 janvier 2010
1 illustrations
Nombre de pages de contenu principal : 128
Dépôt Légal
2010-01-01 Caen, France
18 x 18 x 1 cm
Type de packaging
Emballé sous film plastique
Version 2.1, Version 3

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