The Calvados castles to visit

Château de Balleroy

Château de Balleroy

Located 25 minutes from Bayeux, the Balleroy castle was built in 1631 by architect François Mansart. The complete tour of the park of the castle. 

OPENINGS IN 2016:

From 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016 from 10:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Wednesday to Sunday.
From July 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016 10:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open every day.
From September 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016 10:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Wednesday to Sunday.

Château Ducal

Château Ducal
Caen Castle is a fortified complex of the old town center of Caen. Founded around 1060 by William the Conqueror, it is one of the largest castles in Europe and home to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Normandy.
OPENINGS IN 2016:From 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 - Free access all year.

Château de Fontaine-Henry

Château de Fontaine-Henry
Between Caen and the landing beaches, the Château de Fontaine-Henry is a beautiful Renaissance residence in the same family for 800 years. 
Castle of Fontaine-Henry is one of the castles with the highest roofs of France. 
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OPENINGS IN 2016:March 26, 2016 to June 14, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Open weekends and holidays.
June 15, 2016 to September 13, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Closed Tuesday.
September 16, 2016 to November 1, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Open weekends and holidays.PRICES 2016:Visit outside and guided tour of the castle: Adult Full price: 8,5 € - Children: 5,5 €
Visit outside only (park, chapel, Gothic halls bass): Adult Full price: 5,5 € - Children: € 4 - Free for children (- 7 years)

Château de Canon

Château de Canon
Near the plain of Caen, the castle of Canon in the tradition of 18th is a wonder of nature. It is Historical Monument and Remarkable Garden. The Anglo-French fleet to visit from April to September.
OPENINGS IN 2016:April 01, 2016 to April 30, 2016 from 14:00 to 18:00 Open every day.
From 1 May 2016 to 30 June 2016 from 14:00 to 19:00 every day except Tuesday
From 1 July 2016 to 31 August 2016 11:00 at 13:00 and from 14:00 to 19:00 Open daily
01 September 2016 to 30 September 2016 from 14:00 to 19:00 except TuesdayPRICES 2016:Base rate - full rate adult: 7 €
Student price: € 5
Free for children (- 12 years)

Château de Creully

Château de Creully
Located between Caen and Bayeux, the castle Creully played a major role in 1944 on landing. 
Castle Creully was batit between 11 th and 15 th. 
June 6, 1944, the day of the Normandy landings, the BBC set up his studio in the square tower.

OPENING IN 2016:

From July 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016 10:00 to 12:30 and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed on weekends and Mondays.


PRICES 2016:

Adult Full price: 6 €, children 4 €

Château de Crevecoeur

Château de Crèvecoeur
Located between Caen and Lisieux, Castle Crèvecoeur en Auge is perfectly preserved. It is one of the oldest castles in Normandy.
OPENINGS IN 2016:March 26, 2016 to June 30, 2016 from 11:00 to 18:00 Open every day.
From 1 July 2016 to 31 August 2016 from 11:00 to 19:00 Open every day.
01 September 2016 to 30 September 2016 from 11:00 to 18:00 Open every day.
October 01, 2016 to November 2, 2016 from 14:00 to 18:00Open on Sundays and every day during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

PRICES 2016:Adult Full price: 7 € - child: € 5 - Free for children (- 7 years out animations)

Château de Pontécoulant

Château de Pontécoulant
Near Clécy and Condé sur Noireau, Castle Pontécoulant is a jewel of the Suisse Normande. The castle is still furnished with collections of 16th and 18th centuries.The English park was created in the reign of Louis XVI.
OPENINGS IN 2016:March 15, 2016 to April 30, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
May 01, 2016 to September 30, 2016 from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
From October 1, 2016 to November 15, 2016 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.PRICES 2016 
Full rate adult 3.8 € - Free for children (- 12 years)

Château de Saint-Germain-de-Livet

Château de Saint Germain de Livet
Reputed to be the jewel of the Pays d'Auge, the castle of Saint-Germain-de-Livet is located south of Lisieux, in Calvados. An exceptional monument in Normandy. 

OPENINGS IN 2016:

From 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016 from 11:00 at 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00 Closed on Mondays.
From 1 July 2016 to 31 August 2016 from 10:00 to 19:00 Open every day.
01 September 2016 to 31 October 2016 at 13:00 and 11:00 from 14:00 to 18:00 Closed on Mondays.
November 01, 2016 to December 31, 2016 from 14:00 to 17:00 Open only on weekends.

PRICES 2016: 
Full rate adult 7.2 € - Free for children (- 26 years and for all on the 1st Sunday of the month)

Château Saint-Gabriel-Brécy

Château Saint Gabriel Brécy
Located in the Bessin between Caen and Bayeux, discover a beautiful example of French garden terrace at Castle Brécy. Castle Gardens of Brécy date from the mid17th century and are a creation of Mansart. They are unique in Normandy and are classified as "historical monument".

OPENINGS IN 2016:

March 26, 2016 to May 31, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
From 1 June 2016 to 30 June 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
From July 1, 2016 to November 01, 2016 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

PRICES 2016:

Adult Full price: € 8 - Free for children (- 12 years)

Château de Vendeuvre

Château de Vendeuvre
Between Lisieux and Falaise, Vendeuvre Castle is distinguished by its French gardens and English.
OPENINGS IN 2016:May 01, 2016 to September 30, 2016 from 11:00 to 18:00 Open every day.
October 01, 2016 to November 1, 2016 from 14:00 to 18:00
Open Sunday only and every day during school holidays of All Saints.PRICES 2016: 
Adult Full price: 8.9 € 10.9 € - Children Price: 7.4 € 8.9 € - Free for children (- 7 years)

Château de Falaise

Château de Falaise
At 45 minutes south of Caen, Falaise Castle is a prime example of medieval architecture of the 12th and 13th centuries. The castle William the Conqueror cliff overlooking the city.
OPENINGS IN 2016:From February 6, 2016 to December 31, 2016 - Open daily.PRICES 2016:Adult Full price: € 8 - Child rate: € 4 (- 17)
Family rate: 20 €: includes 2 adults + 1 child (free for the following children under 16) - Free for children (- 6 years)

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