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.

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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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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Domaine Saint Clair - Le Donjon Hotel Castle in Etretat

Etretat Castle – Domaine St. Clair Donjon Castle and Villa

Built: 19th centuryStatus: Hotel/RestaurantVisitable?: Yes, as a customerNotable: Overlooks the beach resort town of Etretat, each room is unique. The restaurant is a 1 Star Michelin rated restaurant.Web: Le Donjon The name is ominous for a hotel, since that is what the castle is. The Donjon means “the dungeon”. Located in the most popular tourist …

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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.

Gommerville's Castle Filieres

Gommerville – Chateau de Filieres

Built: 1599 centuryStatus: PrivateVisitable?: YesNotable: WWII German V1 Launch padsWeb: – The Filieres Castle, to be found close to the Gommerville village (in Upper Normandy), is very interesting to see. Built in 1599 the Henri IV style castle itself is quite big and the gardens are equally interesting (and not just for the plants and …

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The Castle of Gueures in Normandy

Gueures Castle

The castle of Gueures in Upper Normandy lies in a quiet and peaceful village close to the sea. It’s in private hands, but also is a gite.

The castle at Hautot L'Auvray, Normandy

Hautot-L’Auvray Castle

Built: unknownStatus: PrivateVisitable?: NoNotable: –Web: – This little gem is located alongside a long and straight country road. After hours of research, I could not find any information about it. So I do not know when it was built and if it’s private (which I’m sure it is). It’s not even in the National Monuments …

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