King of His Castle – My Sunday Photo

Donjon, Niort, Poitou-Charentes
Donjon, Niort, Poitou-Charentes
Donjon, Niort, Poitou-Charentes

I just loved the way Hugo was strolling confidently towards the castle in this photo!

This castle is actually called a Donjon. It is a major part of a medieval castle and the most important monument in Niort, in the Poitou-Charentes. In part the donjon dates from the 12th century, when it was built in the Roman style by Henry II (Henry Plantagenet) and Richard the Lionheart, and is one of the largest castles from this period that remains in France. It has a really interesting Anglo-French history, changing ownership several times over the years.

Flags outside the Donjon in Niort
Flags outside the Donjon in Niort
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4 Comment

  1. Wow that is a grand and impressive looking castle

    Thank you for linking up
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks, now the boy just needs to save up his pennies to buy one for us to retire in!

  2. That is a substantial looking castle. I wonder what tales it could tell #MySundayPhoto
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      It has a really fascinating history of Kings and Queens through the ages

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