Bertrand du Guesclin

The keep - ©Sanao / Public domain The keep - ©Sanao / Public domain

Foulques in Moncontour The keep was raised in 1040 by Fulk Nerra (Foulques in French), the famous builder count of Anjou. Here, this tower looks like every keep Fulk raised in France.Two Bretons...

The cenotaph - ©Ludovic Péron / CC-BY-SA The cenotaph - ©Ludovic Péron / CC-BY-SA

The small museum Inside the city hall, the museum evokes famous Duguesclin’s striking events: objects, engravings, archives images (to see the castle as it was before its ruin), dummies…Bertrand...

Tour du Prévost and rampart - ©Alertomalibu / CC-BY-SA Tour du Prévost and rampart - ©Alertomalibu / CC-BY-SA

The wall which used to surround Thouars, raised in the 13th century, was colossal: 10 m high, 4 km long, 40 towers! And we still can see it today. Come! The most beautiful vestige is the Prince...

St-Sauveur, Du Guesclin's death - ©Whiteredge / CC-BY-SA St-Sauveur, Du Guesclin's death - ©Whiteredge / CC-BY-SA

The man who founded the basilica was the lord Rivallon Le Roux ("The Red"): Saracens held him prisoner in Palestine during the Crusades in the 12th century. If he came through, he swore he raised a...

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A keep at the test of time This big fortress, raised at the end of the 12th c. by Henri II Plantagenet for his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, is composed of 2 keeps, linked by a more recent main building.

Bertrand's fight - ©Public domain Bertrand's fight - ©Public domain

Here we are in Dinan, a nice little city on the river Rance's banks! Did you know that it's a very old city? Oh, just listen to the story, now... Josselin of Dinan raised a fortress in 1040, on a...

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