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The stone donjon at Chambois
The stone donjon at Chambois
Coat of arms of Chambois
Coat of arms
Chambois is located in France
Location in France
Chambois is located in Normandy
Location in Normandy
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton Trun
Intercommunality Pays d'Exmes
8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
 • Density 57.2/km2 (148.2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
61083 /61160
Elevation 89–156 m (292–512 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chambois is a commune in north-western France. It is in the Orne department.


The Donjon of Chambois is a small castle, or keep located on the road from Exmes to Falaise. It was built in the second part of 12th century, by William de Mandeville, vassal of Henri Plantagenêt. The height of the rectangular structure is about 26 metres. It was framed by an extension in the southeast angle and by rectangular turrets in every corner. The central volume contained three levels of rooms, each of them with windows, a chimney and, in the angled turrets, annexes. These arrangements illustrated the residential function of the Donjon.

Related pages

  • Les Comptes des Communes,
  •, History of the Falaise pocket
  • Gérard Bourdin, Jean-Marie Foubert, Jean-Pascal Foucher. (2012). L'Orne des territoires, une histoire. Alençon: Conseil général de l'Orne.
  • Patrimonie de, château fort

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