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Castelnau (2) 17th Cent. Oven

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This is the second of two ovens built side by side in the 17th century, where they were the "modern" kitchen addition to a 12th-14th century castle built during the 100 Year War between England and France. Click to the next page to see the perfectly round, spherical brick dome, which looks remarkably like the original Pompeii Ovens -- though nearly 1600 years later. No wonder England wanted to take over Aquitaine. It was for the bread.