50-Second Bricquebec Castle Advisor

Here is a 50-second video notebook of the Bricquebec Castle which I’m sure someone somewhere might find of use.

Bricquebec is a sleepy town of about 5,000 in the center of the Contentin Peninsula in Normandy, about 20 kilometers as the crow flies south of Cherbourg. The most notable of the town’s attractions is the Chateau Bricquebec which by many accounts dates back to at least 911. Some of its current stones were laid in the 12th Century and its current design was already visible by the 14th. Its first owner was Robert Bertrand who fought with William the Conqueror in the Battle of Hastings.

Some history of the castle can be found here and historical discussion here. The castle currently houses a hotel, which deluxe rooms available at under €100 per night. Not a bad rate or a stay in a medieval castle. Hotel website is here.

Note: Vidnotebook shot on 13-Apr-2012.

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