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(Canton of Lisieux, Calvados)


   From the 9th century the site of Fauguernon located at a strategic point between the plateau of Lieuvin and the valley of Touques, was fortified against the Scandinavian invasions. A century later, Fauguernon was a large fiefdom of the Duchy but the castle was partly dismantled in the 12th century, by Geoffrey Plantagenet, and again in the 16th century by the governor of Normandy.
The ruins of the fortress retain the vestiges of a double wall whose enclosure was occupied by farming activities. The interior defence is formed by thick high walls reinforced by seven towers built on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by deep ditches. It is accessible in the north by a gate tower.


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- Déterville, Philippe. - Richesses des châteaux du Pays d'Auge. - Condé-sur-Noireau : Ch. Corlet, 1989, p. 109-113
- Rault, Fernand. "Le château de Fauguernon". Le Pays d'Auge, nov. 1972, p. 15-18