Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Château De Lavardin

The castle on this site, built and enlarged between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries, was a strategic military installation between the lands of the Capetians and the Angevins of medieval France. What's left today are only ruins, but they're pretty impressive seen from below.

The ruins of the keep at Lavardin.

Apparently, you can tour the ruins. They're open from the end of May through September. As we were there in January, a close-up view was not in the cards. The château is not far from us, so a summer time return trip might be a good idea.

This way to the castle.


  1. Wow, that is really cool! I am going to have to go and see that when I come back and visit you guys again! :-)

  2. I really need to spend time in Europe just wandering around seeing sights like this.

  3. I'm with you, Larry! There must be 20 more châteaux and ruins of châteaux on my list, now that I've been reading Ken and Walt's blogs faithfully for a while :))

    Great photo, Walt! Did you enjoy Ken's Brownies?!?


  4. It's too bad there's so little to see and do in France.

  5. justin, already planning your first return trip?

    larry, I wholeheartedly agree.

    judy, the brownies are good, even though I'm not really a chocolate fan.

    starman, it is so boring here. ;)

  6. What fabulous ruins! I am envious!

  7. michael, what, no ruins in Phoenix?


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