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Chateauneuf castle east view
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Das Schloss Châteauneuf-en-Auxois steht am Rand des gleichnamigen Ortes im Departement Cote d'Or. Es wurde im 12. Jahrhundert erbaut, um die umliegende Gegend und vor allem die Straße von Dijon nach Autun zu sichern. Dieses Panorama zeigt den Blick auf das Schloss von Chateauneuf von Osten. Man sieht sehr gut den Burggraben und links erhöht den ehemaligen 2. Eingang.

Einen ausführlichen Reiseblog mit 25 Panoramen aus Burgund gibt es unter Bourgogne Panorama zu sehen.

Copyright: Reinhard Schubert
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9332x4666
Taken: 25/07/2010
Uploaded: 27/07/2010
Updated: 05/03/2015
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Tags: france; cote d'or; castle; chateauneuf; medieval; historical building
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