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Andelot

A cache by Nono7139 Macteam2013 (création) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/06/2013
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Arrivé sur la rue de l'eglise menant au chateau, faites environ 600 metres et suivez les indications pour le belvedere et le parking.
N'oubliez pas votre appareil photo.Par une belle journee claire et ensoleillee, vous pourriez appercevoir le Mont Blanc!!!
When you arrive on rue de l'eglise that takes you to the castle, in 600 meters follow the directions to the belvedere (look-out) and the parking.

Le château d'Andelot est une ancienne demeure seigneuriale, construite au treizieme siecle.
Jusqu'à la revolution, le château d'Andelot  a une allure de vaste forteresse médiévale.
Pour accéder au donjon, le visiteur doit passer sur les pont-levis de trois portes garnies de tours, afin de franchir les trois enceintes successives et leurs larges fossés. L'une des tour de la dernière porte fait office de prison. Lors de la Grande Peur, les paysans du village brûlent le château en même temps que les chartes de leur servilité et les archives seigneuriales. De la forteresse ne demeure plus aujourd'hui que le donjon et la troisième entrée du quatorzieme siecle, inscrite aux monuments historiques depuis 1926.   ****Attention**** Le chateau ne peut etre visite car c'est une propriete privee.

Originally Château d’Andelot was much larger and positioned on an outcropping of cliffside which presented vertical walls on three sides. There were three successive gates, two bounded by towers on either side each with a drawbridge. On the West side, the most vulnerable, there were two deep ditches and a wall more than 3 meters (i.e. 10 feet) thick. It is believed that today’s Presbytère, the lodging next to the church, is built on the old donjon foundations and that the West tower was the old prison accessible only from the top from which prisoners were let down by rope and most often forgotten. In 1477 all but the present-day Donjon and one set of towered gates were destroyed by the troops of Louis XI and thanks only to the Guyénard family did restoration begin which continues to the present day. The French government has designated the Château a historic building.    ****Warning**** The castle cannot be visited as it is a private property. In: log sheet, crayon, stickers etoiles, sticker helicoptere, feve lion, rubber bracelet et bague.

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Fbhf har cvreer nh obhg qr yn pybgher.
Haqre n ebpx ng gur raq bs gur srapr.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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