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Located in the French town of Saumur, in the Maine-et-Loire département, the Château de Saumur was originally constructed in the tenth century by Thibault le Tricheur, comte de Blois as a fortified stronghold against Norman predations. It overlooks the confluence of the Loire and the Thouet. In 1026 it came into the hands of Fulk Nerra, count of Anjou, who bequeathed it to his Plantagenet heirs. Following its destruction in 1067, the château was rebuilt by Henry II of England in the later twelfth century.

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  • Copyright: Adrian Doni (cargus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1536 W: 76 N: 1601] (13455)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-08-00
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-06-16 11:15
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