A gateway weakened by the sea
An admission of 1518 tells us about an accident that happened on multiple occasions. “The castle was ruined and degraded by bad weather and by high quantities of sea water”. The damage was such that sixty years after, the castle was still half ruined. A deed of 4 January 1582, shows the castle belonged to Claude de Bouillé, Seigneur of Bourgneuf. He sold the castle in the same year to Roland de Gourfaleur for the price of 1150 écus, a small sum which was justified “because the said castle is at present badly damaged and ruined, inhabited and in need of repair”.
> How much in euros was Regnéville castle worth in 1582, given that the value of one écu today is around 178€ ?
Answer : 204 700€… For a castle it was not very expensive! Answer for sign 3: Robert de la Porte is the “lifetime guardian”.