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Moulineaux Travel Guide



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Moulineaux is a French village in the La Londe Forest of Normandy best known for its Château de Robert-le-Diable (Castle of Robert the Devil). This partially-ruined tower has a red flapping and two gold leopards decorating its top. It dominates the Seine River and soars high above the hillsides of Normandy. The castle is said to have belonged to Robert the Devil, a mythical character created by troubadours during the Middle Ages. Robert the Devil experienced a revival in popularity through novels written about him in the 19th century. Some claim that he is actually Robert the Magnificent, the father of William the Conqueror. The Dukes of Normandy built the fortress in the 11th century. During the Hundred Years’ War in the 15th century, it was destroyed. The ruined castle now houses a waxworks museum devoted to recreating the Viking epic.[1] The museum has a collection of artifacts as well as reconstructed scenes of local life in the Middle Ages.[2] Among the castle’s historic guests include the English King, Richard I (Richard the Lionheart).[3]

References:
“Castle Moulineaux said Robert the Devil.” < http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.casteland.com%2Fpfr%2Fchateau%2Fhnormand%2Fseinem%2Fmoulineaux%2Fmoulineaux.htm>

“Château de Robert le Diable.” < http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Ffr.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FCh%25C3%25A2teau_de_Robert_le_Diable>

Gaudez, René, Hervé Champollion, and Angela Moyon. Tour of Normandy. Rennes: Éditions Ouest-France, 1996. ISBN: 2737317185.

[1] Gaudez, 103
[2] Château
[3] Castle







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