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Chateau de Chambois.jpg
The stone donjon at Chambois
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton Trun
Intercommunality Pays d'Exmes
Elevation 89–156 m (292–512 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 ft*)
Land area1 8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Population2 475  (1999)
 - Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61083/ 61160
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 48°48′21″N 0°06′22″E / 48.8058°N 0.1061°E / 48.8058; 0.1061

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.

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