Mount San Michel is a medieval town called Avranches. The monastery, which gives the place it's name was fortified in the thirteenth century, with three cities whose fortifications and development are remarkable: Aigues Mortes (1270-1276), Carcassone, and Avignon (1309-1377). These fortified cities, called "bastides" marked the frontier of the kingdom at the end of the Middle Ages. More than 300 were built in France alone, between 1220 and 1350.

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Mount San Michel is a medieval town called Avranches. The monastery, which gives the place it's name was fortified in the thirteenth century, with three cities whose fortifications and development are remarkable: Aigues Mortes (1270-1276), Carcassone, and Avignon (1309-1377). These fortified cities, called "bastides" marked the frontier of the kingdom at the end of the Middle Ages. More than 300 were built in France alone, between 1220 and 1350.

.~Obidos. This castle is located in the town of the same name and becomes a prominent medieval fortress Portugal~. @adeleburgess

.~Obidos. This castle is located in the town of the same name and becomes a prominent medieval fortress Portugal~. @adeleburgess

MASTER LIST Medieval English Name ideas for your character at the Texas Renaissance Festival- weekends October and November!

MASTER LIST Medieval English Name ideas for your character at the Texas Renaissance Festival- weekends October and November!

Part of Shrewsbury Town, Shropshire |  credit photmaestro  Birthplace of my great x2 grandparents  (Elisabeth Ellen Richards b. 1865 and John Kynaston b. 1856)

Part of Shrewsbury Town, Shropshire

Part of Shrewsbury Town, Shropshire | credit photmaestro Birthplace of my great x2 grandparents (Elisabeth Ellen Richards b. 1865 and John Kynaston b. 1856)

LUCCA, ITALY - Lago di Vagli. This Tuscan lake hides a 13th century town that is still visible when the water recedes. Th name of the submerged medieval town is Fabbriche di Careggine.

LUCCA, ITALY - Lago di Vagli. This Tuscan lake hides a 13th century town that is still visible when the water recedes. Th name of the submerged medieval town is Fabbriche di Careggine.

Castle in Malbork was built in Poland (Prussia) by the Teutonic Order as an Ordensburg. The Order named it Marienburg, literally "Mary's Castle". The town which grew around it was also named Marienburg, but since 1945 it is again, after 173 years, part of Poland and known as Malbork. The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress, and is the world’s largest brick gothic castle.

Castle in Malbork was built in Poland (Prussia) by the Teutonic Order as an Ordensburg. The Order named it Marienburg, literally "Mary's Castle". The town which grew around it was also named Marienburg, but since 1945 it is again, after 173 years, part of Poland and known as Malbork. The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress, and is the world’s largest brick gothic castle.

Gruyeres, Switzerland.  Famed for producing the cheese of the same name, Gruyeres is a medieval gateway to the Swiss Alps where the only traffic jam you’ll encounter is the one created by cows on their way to alpine pastures. Check out 40 of the last storybook town in Europe.

40 of the last storybook towns left in Europe

Gruyeres, Switzerland. Famed for producing the cheese of the same name, Gruyeres is a medieval gateway to the Swiss Alps where the only traffic jam you’ll encounter is the one created by cows on their way to alpine pastures. Check out 40 of the last storybook town in Europe.

Erica, Sicily, Italy Medieval Town  Erice is the most famous medieval town in Sicily. It is situated on the top of the mountain of the same name and has an amazing medieval architecture. It is known for its breathtaking ocean view.

Erica, Sicily, Italy Medieval Town Erice is the most famous medieval town in Sicily. It is situated on the top of the mountain of the same name and has an amazing medieval architecture. It is known for its breathtaking ocean view.

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