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Here is the keep of Noirmoutier castle on Noirmoutier island on the Vendée coast. The castle was built from 12th to 17th century. It was first a stronhold, then it was transformed into a lord house in 16th century. It was also used as a prison in 20th century, in particular on World War I and II. It was bought by the city of Noirmoutier in 1901 and it hosts a museum about the history of the island. The castle is known for its very well preserved keep, which was filed as historical monument in 1994. It was built in 12th century by Pierre 5th of la Garnache. It is 20 metres height and is a great point of view on the whole island and Bourgneuf bay.

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