° Castles

A look at some of the many castles that can be seen in France. Many are in private hands though some may be open to public occasionally. Others are museums. Where possible, we’ll show you a link to the castle’s website for further information.

Note: These are mostly the articles dedicated to castles showing, many of the general city posts will also contain castle information, so at times expect more information than just castle info.

Chateau de Balleure

Etrigny – Balleure Castle

The Balleure Castle lies deep in the Burgundy wine region, and there’s a good reason for it.

The hotel/restaurant is owned by one of world’s most recognised wine taste/specialists. The castle has several comfortable and cozy rooms, and the wine menu is to die for. The area is beautiful and very quiet.

Brest Castle and Navy Museum

Brest – Chateau de Brest

The initial construction of the Brest Fortress/Castle started in the 3rd century.It is still one of the biggest fortresses in France, it’s still used by the French Navy and it’s the National Navy Museum… it’s definitely worth a visit.

The castle of Mesnil-Geoffroy in Ermenouville, Normandy

Ermenouville – Chateau de Mesnil-Geoffroy

Built: 17th centuryStatus: PrivateVisitable?: Yes, only the gardensNotable: Property of Prince and Princess Kayali (Syria). The castle has not been modified since the 18th century. Known for the largest rose garden in Normandy.Web: None In a small town in Upper Normandy called Ermenouville you will find this quite spectacular castle. Ermenouville is a very small …

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The castle of Pornic in Brittany, along the coast and beach

Pornic – Castle

Built: 12th centuryStatus: PrivateVisitable?: Yes (sometimes)Notable: –Web: – The castle at the seatown of Pornic in Pays de Loire is the most visible item in the scenic landscape. It dominates the town. The castle is located partially on the sea promenade, partially on the public beach. So although the castle is in private hands, you …

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Guildo Fortress ruins in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer – Guildo Fortress

Built: 14th centuryStatus: Public (ruins)Visitable?: YesNotable: Web: Driving around the Brittany coastline you might just see some signs for the Guildo Castle. You’ll need to take a few country roads to get there, but once there you’ll see something pretty amazing. Located some 500 meters from the town and bridge are the ruins of a …

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