Building commenced for the Château de Gaillon  in 1502 on ancient foundations and was the summer archiepiscopal residence of Georges d’Amboise, Cardinal Archbishop of Rouen.  At the time a grand and luxurious structure, the Château today is only a shadow of it’s former glory.

From Austin Dobson’s footnotes:

“Part only of the chateau of the Archbishops of Rouen now remains, the major portion having been demolished at the Revolution.”


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  • Wikipedia.