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A beautiful Chateau in very large gardens

Domaine D'Harcourt is a beautiful Chateau and Arboretum. It is well worth a visit, or just to walk... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
JohnCracknell
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Lovely castle and arboretum

We spent a great 2-3 hours wandering around this historic site, discovering the species of tree in... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Ann H
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York, United Kingdom
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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 and is not furnished, but if your French is good, then very full descriptions are given throughout your tour. You are fully trusted, and no 'guards' are hidden about to say you can't touch that !!
The Arboretum is just delightful, very large and the trees are well documented, if that is your requirement. Lovely large lawns for children to run on and lots of secret places to discover. A trip well worth making, but possibly only for an hour or two. Open March to November but closed on Tuesdays. Mid summer, open in the mornings, but early and late season afternoons only Adults 4euros, Ankle biters 1.5euros.
If you love history, you will love this place.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Peter F
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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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank SRandZ
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Reviewed 14 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 cost much to get in

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank JANDDBritinParis
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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 12th century. It's a masterpiece of medieval architecture and is one of the best preserved castles in France. It also contains the oldest arboretum in the country.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 9 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..+

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Walter_Hilde
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