Some of the many castles (chateau) that are to be seen in France, though many are private.


Annecy – Introduction

Annecy is a picturesque city located in the southeastern part of France, in the region of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a picturesque old town, canals, and crystal-clear lake that surrounds the city.

Caen City Hall and Abby of Men

Caen – Introduction

Caen, city of William the Conqueror, is a main part of Normandy’s history, including WWII. But you end up with mixed feelings of this city.

Chablis old gate

Chablis – Introduction

Chablis is a charming town in the Burgundy wine region of France, known for producing some of the world’s finest white wines. It features historic architecture, shops selling local products, and is a popular destination for wine tasting and outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.

Chateau (Castle) Courcelles-sous-Moyencourt in Picardie, the Lama castle

Courcelles-sous-Moyencourt Castle – The Lama Castle

Built: 18th centuryStatus: Private/Visitable?: Yes, gardens and farmNotable: The castle is surrounded by lamasWeb: Chateau de Courcelles sous Moyencourt In a small village of some 150 inhabitants close to the city of Amiens you will find an amazingly beautiful castle, the Chateau de Courcelles sous Moyencourt. But what’s more, you will find the castle surrounded by …

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View of Dieppe's church taken from the castle

Dieppe – Introduction

Dieppe, a fishing city with a big and intact castle/fortress, one of France’s oldest golf links and a twice daily ferry to Newhaven, UK.


Dieppe – Tips

Transport Getting There Ferry: from Newhaven, UK, there are 2-3 daily return sailings. Within Dieppe Dieppe is rather small and mostly flat, so no transportation is needed. If you are in the city centre, you can walk up to the castle. If you have come via ferry, there is a shuttle bus that brings you …

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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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Etretat – Tips

Transport Getting There The only real way is by car/motorcycle and it will involve a bit of small road travel. There is a train service from Paris to Le Havre and from there you need to take a bus. TIP: If you are coming between April and September by car, come early and forget about …

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