Built as a fortress in late 9th century and greatly expanded by 12th century. The massive outer walls, over 9ft thick, extended 2,150ft and includes 17 towers over 100ft tall. Count d'Anjou, Louis I, had the castle modified and in 1373 commissioned the famous "Apocalypse Tapestry"
that hangs in the Gallery. Louis II, added the chapel and Royal apartments in 1405-1412. The chapel keeps enshrined relic, a splinter of a True Cross acquired by Louis IX.
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