18 November 2009

Le Chateau de Nacqueville

This castle (actually more like a mansion) was constructed in 1510 that is just down the street from our house (probably only 1 or 2 miles away). The outer wall was rebuilt in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The gate with a drawbridge remains and can still be visited.

Visitors can pay 5 euros to see this, the park, and one room in the house. It was not really worth the money though it was extremely beautiful. It really felt like you were stepping right into a fairy tail. The pictures don't really do it justice but here they are nonetheless...

"... One of the prettiest places in the world"
- Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous philosopher of the 19th century (author of "Democracy in America")

PS Nicole told me that I have to explain the picture with the key-shaped hole. Those holes in the building were there so that the archers could shoot any enemies who were trying to get in.

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