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Chateau d'Harcourt

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Address: 13 rue du Chateau, 27800 Harcourt, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 32 46 29 70
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A two faces castle

Historical monument, Harcourt is a fortress in a bower of...

A two faces castle

Historical monument, Harcourt is a fortress in a bower of verdure : of the mighty castle founded in the twelth century by the Harcourts and strenghtened over

the following centuries, a large part of the curtain wall and th moat remain. Only the western facade of the chateau still has its

medieval aspect (high walls rising straight from the moat, towers, buttresses). The eastern facade of the chateau was rebuilt around 1700 by Francoise de Brancas,countess of Harcourt. In accordance with the new architectural style of the day,and in order to make it more inhabitable,the moat was filled in and the walls were pierced by tall windows.

The arboretum, two centuries old

The arboretum is exceptional for its history ;it is a real botanical collection of more than two hundred species, of which the oldest aure two hundred years old. Its existence is associated with some of the

most memorable names in the field of horticulture, such as Delamare, Michaux,Pepin, Vilmorin... who have intervened in its development at various points since its foundation in 1810.

The arboretum was classified as a <<Garden of distinction>> in 2004.

Open from 1/03 to 15/11

From 1/03 to 15/06 and from 15/09 au 15/11 :

2.00 p.m - 6.00 p.m every day except tuesday

From 16/06 to 14/09 :

de 10.30 a.m - 18.30 p.m every day

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Delightful place for a wander.

Three seniors, staying near Brionne were delighted to find this superb exemple of a fortified chateau. It is difficult in this short note to say much about it's history, but if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
Peter F
Grantham, United Kingdom
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Three seniors, staying near Brionne were delighted to find this superb exemple of a fortified chateau. It is difficult in this short note to say much about it's history, but if you are fortunate enough to visit, then an excellent brochure in English is available with your entry fee. As others have already said, the building has been extensively repaired... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you are travelling with a dog this is a great place for a long and lovely walk. The castle is also well worth a visit.

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

If you have an hour or two to spare then this is a pleasant way to spend it. A Medieval castle surrounded by an arboretum. You can go in the castle (unfurnished) and there is information on all its metamorphoses ( in French only) and a leaflet directs you round the gardens where the trees are all well labelled Doesn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

If you are staying in Normandy or just passing through, and you are interested in medieval history or just want to spend a peaceful few hours in a lovely place, you should head for the village of Harcourt. The Château is located a short drive (or walk) from the village centre and was built in the second half of the... More 

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destelbergen Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

The place has two hghlights : first there is the setup of the old castle, that reflects the medieval Norman structure with deep defensive ditches and a pre-castle. Next is the botanical park around the castle with a collection dating as of 18..+

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Reading, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We really liked this one - and it wasn't expensive. The rooms are mostly empty and part of the chateau is in ruins, but the atmosphere is great and I could imagine coming here with children and not having to worry about them roaming around - easier with a family than in a claustrophobic state-type apartments. Again, a connection with... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

A quiet and lovely chateau set in woodland. If out of season (season is June-Sept) d'Harcourt only opens from 2-6, otherwise it opens at 10.30. Good value (4 Euro adults, 1.50 for kids). The house and surrounding fortifications are picture perfect and you can easily spend an hour or more in the gardens. There is a small shop with gifts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

What a fantastic little day-trip! We are a family of 5, drove here from Rouen (50 minutes), and there were about 7 other cars here when we arrived at about noon. 4 Euros for adults, and 1.50E for children. Bring a picnic, the gardens are vast. The arboretum is gorgeous, with soaring trees, lovely pathways, and small areas of "games"... More 

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