Château de Dieppe

It was built to defend the city by monitoring the Channel coast, it is built on the western edge of the cliff about thirty feet above the water level. The exact origin of the castle is confusing, it was certainly built on the site of an earlier castle, built by Henry II and Richard the Lion Heart, then destroyed by Philippe Auguste in 1195. What is certain today is that the oldest relic is the dungeon or west tower, whose construction is located about 1360, when that is built around a fortified city, threatened by the Flemish and the English.

In 1435, after having released the English occupation, Charles Desmarets gets permission to expand the site. Three more towers are built, so while a square tower, equipped with a drawbridge was built to protect the entrance. The assembly is connected to the city. In the first half of the sixteenth century, a campaign to strengthen defense is imposed by the progress made by the artillery. A barbican was built to protect the south-east facade and a new tower, detached at the foot of the castle and connected to the rest of the fortifications.

At the end of the sixteenth century, a square tower was built in the south while the chamber is extended in this direction. It incorporates the tower of Saint Remy. Built as a fortress capable of resisting the onslaught and seats, the castle is evolving in the seventeenth century. Advances in weaponry give roles of residence and barracks. It then pierces the large and high windows, roofs pepper cover the terraces of the towers. The castle became a place of residence and reception. The court is an illustration of taking a ceremonial function. On the southwestern part of the castle, a fire was built in 1630, the location of the current temporary exhibition hall of the museum.

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