Argentan Tower

Argentan Tower, locally known as Château or Donjon de Argentan, lies in the town of the same name, in the Orne department in France.

Although this edifice is called a 'donjon' or keep it was in fact a part of the ramparts of Argentan founded by Henry I of England, who was also Duke of Normandy, during the 12th century.  These ramparts were largely demolished in 1618 and later.

The remaining wall fragment however is not older than the 13th century. It is actually an open polygonal bastion with a terrace formed by large retaining walls.

At present Argentan Tower can freely be visited. It is partially surrounded by houses so access to its interior is not possible. Not worth a visit on its own account but nice together with the nearby Argentan Ducal Castle and the Marguerite Tower.


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Argentan Tower

Argentan Tower, locally known as Château or Donjon de Argentan, lies in the town of the same name, in the Orne department in France.

Although this edifice is called a 'donjon' or keep it was in fact a part of the ramparts of Argentan founded by Henry I of England, who was also Duke of Normandy, during the 12th century.  These ramparts were largely demolished in 1618 and later.

The remaining wall fragment however is not older than the 13th century. It is actually an open polygonal bastion with a terrace formed by large retaining walls.

At present Argentan Tower can freely be visited. It is partially surrounded by houses so access to its interior is not possible. Not worth a visit on its own account but nice together with the nearby Argentan Ducal Castle and the Marguerite Tower.


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