Location: Oudon, in the Loire-Atlantique departement of France (Pays de la Loire Region).
Built: 14th-15th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: State property.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00108764
Notes: Château d'Oudon is a fortified structure located Oudon, France. Built in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth century on the site of an earlier work, it was rebuilt in the sixteenth century and restored in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The castle is located in the town of Oudon in the department of Loire-Atlantique. It was built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Loire Valley, which flows a few hundred meters to the south, at the confluence with the river named Le Havre. The castle is built of stone schist and gneiss, horizontal chaining and angles are in limestone. The keep, a major element of the monument, has the same characteristics as that of the Largoët fortress in Morbihan, built at the same time by John II of Châteaugiron, younger brother of Alain de Malestroit, but the decorative elements are inspired by the the castles of the Loire. It is 32.5 meters high and topped by an octagonal turret of 7.45 meters. The walls are thick 3 meters. The battlements are decorated with trefoil patterns. The tower is classified as historical monuments in 1866 and 1875. The land, the housing portions of the fifteenth century, the access bridge and moat registered in 2000.
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