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Castle in St. Clair sur-Epte, France
When my husband and I visited St. Clair sur-Epte in June 2002, the
mayor told us that the ruins were of a castle. We spoke to him in French as
no one there speaks English. Just across the Place Rollon from the church is
a butcher shop "La Boucherie." If you face this shop, you will see to the
left a small road between two buildings. If you walk down this road less than
1/4 of a mile you will see two different ruins of the castle. A sign in
French on the wall (it is high up on the wall) on the street says "To the
In the book "A Genealogical History of the St. Clair Family" by L.A.
de St. Clair, published in France in 1905 states that around 984 A.D. a king
of France built the castle and that it was here in the castle that Rollo the
Viking and King Charles the Simple of France signed the Treaty of St.
Clair-sur-Epte in 911 A.D.
Susan M. Grady
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