Donjon, Chateau de Vincennes, France 2009 - Vincennes Postcard

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Donjon, Chateau  de Vincennes, France 2009 - Vincennes

Donjon, Chateau de Vincennes, France 2009 - Vincennes, France

- a fortress that became a palace, later abandoned for Versailles and used as a porcelain factory (1740-1756), a prison (closed 1784), a convent and a military compound (1808, established by Napoleon I, 1769-1821). The Marquis de Sade (Donatien Alphonse Fran├žois de Sade 1740-1814) was imprisoned 1778-1784 in the chateau's Donjon (watch tower) and later in 1917 the Frisian courtesan and spy Mata Hari (Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, 1876-1917) was executed by firing squad in the Chateau de Vincennes . Donjon - watch tower dungeon, the largest existing European tower from the Middle Ages. constructed: 1337-1373 height: 50 meters / 164 feet builder: Charles V (1338-1380) * Vincennes, population: 46,400 - on the Paris Metro, line 1

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