Christa1004

Christa1004

Posted on 06/05/2018


Photo taken on June  3, 2018



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Joli, cet ancien pont-levis du château...

Joli, cet ancien pont-levis du château...
Even if it hasn't yet been proven, it's likely that a few people were already installed on the rock overhanging the River Sarthe during the Roman occupation. In the 7th c., around 10 families were registered on the site called Faxinidum.

The city history really begins with the erection of the castle in the 10th c. The purpose of the castle was mostly to ensure protection of the river crossing.

Strategic importance of the Castle of Fresnay was particularly highlighted during the 100 Years' War, but from then, the castle started to gradually fall into ruins.

Marie-claire Gallet, Smiley Derleth, 8adam8 have particularly liked this photo


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Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully captured.
Have a nice weekend.
5 months ago.
Christa1004 has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thanks Jaap, it's really a feast for the eyes when you arrive and see the drawbridge from afar.
5 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOW, c'était du costaud et c'est toujours beau !!!!!!!!!
2 months ago.
Christa1004 has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Merci M-C. Et voici un peu d'histoire : élevée au XIVe siècle, cette porte à double pont-levis marquait l’entrée de la haute cour du château fort. La porte fortifiée est composée d’un passage central au dessus duquel se trouvait la machinerie du pont-levis et de la herse. Deux tours encadrent ce passage afin de renforcer la protection de l’entrée. Des cellules de prisonniers y ont été installées durant le Moyen Age et à la Révolution.
2 months ago.