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A defensive lock for Rouen
Beyond the meanders of the Seine, the strategic position of Les Andelys made the place a defensive lock for Rouen, the capital of Normandy, at the time of Richard the Lionheart. From 1196 to 1198, he built a fortress deemed impregnable there: Château-Gaillard. King Philippe Auguste of France, however, took the castle in 1204, destroyed it, and used its stones to build the castle of Gaillon. Château-Gaillard was listed as a Historical Monument in 1862.
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