Château de Miromesnil

Château de Miromesnil, Tourville-sur-Arques: Hours, Address, Château de Miromesnil Reviews: 4.5/5

Château de Miromesnil
10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
A splendid beech grove shelters the XVIth-XVIIth century chateau where Guy de Maupassant, the famous french writer, was born. The grounds dominated by a 200 year old cedar, contain a fine example of a traditional kitchen garden where flowers and vegetables live in a charming harmony.
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2-3 hours
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65 reviews
Very good

Maria B
3 contributions
complete disappointment
Oct 2020
complete disappointment. If you love literature, love Maupassant - do not come here, do not waste your time and money on this swindle. The management of the castle in the best traditions of Bel-Ami by Maupassant is ready to mislead for the sake of profit. First, the site evasively says that in fact only the garden is open - and judging by other reviews, not only I was misled about this information on access to the castle. Secondly, the ticket seller was quite rude-she came out of the store to say that "first buy a ticket, and then look at the facade". Do I look like the kind of person who doesn't pay for tickets??? Naturally, after such a "warm welcome", my romantic mood disappeared. Third, the garden description sheet is a copy made from a copy. The print quality is poor, and you can forget about the aesthetics of the material presented...OK, let's go to the garden. These are not Giverny gardens, apparently, gardeners, like guides, are on vacation. Rotting fruits on the ground, of course, attract insects, but where is the aesthetics, beauty, something to look at? A sad scene in the age of food waste management. If this is a surplus that is not needed, put it in vases in the park for children who visit it. A nice gesture with concern for the client... Next, printed sheets under the film in the garden and park with a handwritten signature "Do not touch" - what is it? This is disrespectful both, to the visitors and the history of the castle. Is there no way to make decent information stands? The grass in the park is strangely trimmed in pieces, the tennis referee's chair is on the opposite side of the tennis court, the court is unkempt, the vases at the entrance to the castle from the park side are without flowers... In general, one can feel the carelessness of management to visitors, the park, the garden, the castle, and history... There is no atmosphere of the past or the present. It's a shame.
Written 26 October 2020
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Roundwood H
1 contribution
Jul 2019
I stayed in Chateau de Miromesnil for two nights and absolutely loved it. There is a real sense of it being a family home which makes it all the more special. Nathalie was warm and welcoming and always on hand to answer questions and make recommendations for things to do in the area. Her husband gave myself and some other guests a fascinating tour of the house and gardens. The little chapel is a must see. The parkland is beautiful and incredibly well maintained and the flower and vegetable garden out of this world! My bedroom was extremely comfortable and I slept like a log both nights. Breakfast was simple, as French breakfasts usually are, but tasty and fresh. I was in the area on a work trip but can't wait to return with my family soon as I know they will be just as enamoured by Chateau de Miromesnil as I was.
Written 19 August 2019
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Thank you, thank you, thank you ! Your advice is also magical !! We will be very happy to welcome you again ! Nathalie Romatet
Written 1 October 2019
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Gorinchem, The Netherlands255 contributions
Wonderful visit!
Jul 2017 • Couples
The chateau is very exciting. The guide gives you a wonderful feeling of what happens in history. She goes back a couple of hundred years and explains how things changed and people survived in many different and inventive ways in differing circumstances.
Written 16 July 2017
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Laurent C
New York City, NY287 contributions
A pleasant discovery
May 2017 • Friends
The Château de Miromesnil is a beautiful piece of the Normandie history. I did the 1 hour visit, and I believe that despite the limited amount of rooms you can visit, since it remains a "lanterne" castle, and you remain on the ground floor, the visit is worth it. You have the opportunity to learn more about French habits during the XVIIIth century: French fashion, French art de vivre, French gastronomy and etiquette, at the table, for instance. This is shared with relevant anecdotes. You also get more details on Guy de Maupassant's life, since he was born in the castle. In other words, a castle, and also a beautiful parc around, with a historical "potager".
Written 28 May 2017
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Paris, France1,055 contributions
A very interesting and worthwhile tour
May 2017 • Couples
We arrived just in time for a guided tour (in French). Very close to Dieppe and we stopped in on our way back to the Paris region. The staff is very friendly and welcoming and the guide very knowledgable and entertaining. You can only visit the lower level, but then can go wander around the gardens and grounds afterwards. There is a nice little boutique on the site outside of the actual château. Don't be surprised to see goats wandering around outside the grounds! A great place to visit and no crowds when we were there in spite it being a long holiday weekend.
Written 8 May 2017
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London106 contributions
been twice, would go again for an easy escape from London
May 2016 • Family
this is a cool chateau just into Normandy. very easy to get to from the channel tunnel and doable from London in the afternoon / evening. There are numerous supermarkets on the way to stock up on supplies etc.
We have been twice, once with a little one and once without. We took our own travel cot but I think they had one.
Breakfast is very French with fresh orange, yoghurt, pastries, honey and strong coffee.
we stayed in an upstairs room (they are all upstairs I think) that was massive and had a lovely wood fireplace - fetch your own wood, it looked right over the courtyard so was quite unique.
We did do the tour of the main house - well worth doing.
We also took a drive to the coast and into the WW1 battle grounds and H V stomping ground on the way back to Calais.
Written 17 November 2016
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Huntington Beach, CA204 contributions
The home where Guy de Maupassant was born. What a place to visit.
Oct 2015 • Friends
Right off the bat I will tell you that this place is spectacular. The grounds are well maintained and the lawns are manicured. There is one negative point. All of staff speak French with a very smattering of English. I am getting to the point where I can pretty much understand what is being said. I had to laugh halfway through this chateau as I realized that I understand French better that the English spoke=n by a number of people in Scotland who are really into their Scottish brogue. I explained that to our group that was accompanying us and we all, including the person giving the tour, broke out laughing. As you drive up to this chateau you realize that here is a chateau that really exemplified the aristocracy of France. During the tour you will be shown how the mistress of the chateau normally changed her outer clothes sometimes FOUR times a day. How was that accomplished? Her undergarments were a task and half to wear and think about the cost of the clothing you will see. Yes, there are people living in this chateau as we speak and thus certain areas are out of the normal visitation area. There have been restorations in the past and some of it shows, if you understand how some of these buildings were built in 15th and 16 centuries. Also remember that candles were main source of light. And some of the fireplaces show show there age. Take the tour and pay attention the descriptions of how the aristocracy lived in these times. When the tour is complete, go to the garden! It is a splendid restoration Make sure you camera has fresh batteries and number of available space for images. This chateau will really give an ides what a French countryside chateau should look like. Also keep in mind that there are people actually living here, day to day, not just the staff for the tours. Notice also how the kitchens, plural, are located adjacent to the garden that is quite huge If you are planning a group tour, be prepared to bring 20 people. We were able to get one with less as several of party were quite conversant in French, so we were able to get a personalized tour. Of all the chateaus we have visited in France, this one is the most friendly and true to 15th and 16th century living. Well worth it if you are visiting Normandy. It's a bit of a walk to the chateau, however well worth your time.
Written 11 November 2015
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 12:00
  • Sun - Sat 14:00 - 18:00
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