Castle Talmont, Talmont Saint Hilaire, Pays de la Loire, France
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays-de-Loire region, located 30 km south-west of La Roche-sur-Yon and about fifteen kilometers from Les Sables-d’Olonne.
The locality first developed around its castle, originally constituted of a dungeon erected in the eleventh century by William the Bald, vassal of the Duke of Aquitaine.
After several decades under the rule of the King of France, the castle was considerably reinforced by Raoul de Mauléon, vassal of Richard Cœur de Lion, and the Duke of Aquitaine at the end of the 12th.
Dismantled in the 16th century so that the English could not establish themselves in the region, the castle lost its prestige and it was not until the 20th century that it was restored.
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