The Time of Knights - Chateau Robert le Diable Ruins

The Time of Knights – Chateau Robert le Diable Ruins

Also known as Château de Moulineaux, Château of the Devil Robert and Castle of Robert the Devil is just off of the A13 and the D64, in Moulineaux, outside of Sahurs, France.

The Time of Knights - Chateau Robert le Diable Ruins

The Castle of Moulineaux is constructed Limestone and dates to the 11th / 12th century. It is believed a duke resided here yet there is no true history, only speculation. It is though it was maybe Robert Curthose, the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy; as he reigned during the 11th century.

Richard I, the Lionheart; did live here. The Castle was destroyed during a fight with king of France Philippe-Auguste and John Lackland. The latter rebuilt the castle in 1203. It was later destroyed again during the Hundred Years’ War so that the English would not be able to use it.

The Time of Knights - Chateau Robert le Diable Ruins

The landscape around the castle was cleared in 1903. Dreams of restoring or turning the castle into something were coming about.

In 1935, it was classified by the French Ministry of Culture as monument historique. Today it lays in ruins yet being watched over and protected.

The Time of Knights - Chateau Robert le Diable Ruins

There are local folklore, legends and myths regarding this Chateau. Some claim that the mother to Robert could not have a child. Therefore, she made a pact with the Devil to conceive. Robert le Diable was allegedly the son of her and Satan and led an evil life. This is supposedly his castle.

Where are the ruins of Castle Moulineaux, Château Robert le Diable located? You can find it with these coordinates. 49.339620, 0.959725.

The Time of Knights - Chateau Robert le Diable Ruins
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