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Castles of France

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A List of French Castles. Every famous castle from France has been included. Originally made of earth and wood, later castles were built of stone, so many still survive today. Spanning a period of 900 years during the middle ages, castles come in many styles of architecture and design. Despite their differences though, they all have one feature in common-- they are fortified. Castles are defensive structures specifically built to withstand attack in the medieval world. Technologies such as arrowslits, murder-holes, and moats further improved their capabilities. Castles finally fell out of favor with the advent of gun powder, as offensive technologies, such as canons, rendered castles largely obsolete.

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    Château d'Hardelot

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    Château de Châlucet

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    Château de Châteauneuf Côte-d'Or

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    Château de Chinon

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    Château de Coucy Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique

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    Château de Falaise Falaise

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    Château de Gisors Gisors

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    Château de Gombervaux

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    Château de Montbéliard Montbéliard

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    Château de Murol Murol

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    Château de Noirmoutier

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    Château de Quéribus

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    Château de Saint-Jean-d'Angle

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    Château de Sedan Sedan

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    Château des Adhémar Montélimar

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    Château du Fleckenstein Lembach, Bas-Rhin

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    Medieval Castle of Pouancé

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    Tarascon Castle

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