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Lovely View, Quick Tour

Worth popping in to, doesn't take very long to look round but the exhibits are nice and constantly... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Abbie B
Shirebrook, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

Visited Noirmoutier on market day and went to Château while there. Worth going just for the view... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Liphook, United Kingdom
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This 12th century medieval castle, one of the best-preserved in Vendée, has well weathered along the centuries well and managed to retain all its charm. Today, the castle contains a museum inside the keep.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Place d'Armes, 85330 Noirmoutier en l'Ile, Ile de Noirmoutier, France
+33 2 51 39 10 42
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

This is quite a sight. There are not many castles from that far back that are in such good shape. The small collection of objects on display is interesting, and Norimoutier itself is a lovely island with salt marches and a bird sanctuary. Avoid July...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Worth popping in to, doesn't take very long to look round but the exhibits are nice and constantly changing so you could visit regularly. View from the top is excellent. Recommend visiting on market day and taking a look round the nature reserve whilse your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Abbie B
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We planned just to walk round the outside of the castle, but our son (aged 5) was desperate to explore inside, and we were pleased we did. It was very reasonable to get in, especially since our children, being under 6, were both free. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jenerallyspeaking7
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Noirmoutier on market day and went to Château while there. Worth going just for the view from the top, but the kids loved walking around and we all found interesting especially the battle scenes in paintings on display. Not expensive

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lislh
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

A nice castle to visit, with great views and a lot more information on local history than one would expect from a local castle. Important moments in history during Dutch invasions and after the French revolution were very well explained and visualised. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jandN4515ZU
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This is a nice way to spend an hour if you’re visiting the area. You will need to understand a little French to appreciate the exhibits, but if not you can just enjoy the view from the roof!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank K6698QEsarahc
Reviewed 10 June 2018

It's only a small attraction, and took less than 2 hours to visit the castle grounds in their entirety, but there were some very interesting historical items and stories in the castle which I don't think I'd have ever heard of without visiting. This was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gavin M
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

The Castle ramparts protect the houses within. Currently the ramparts are being renovated are are not accessible to the public. There are interesting displays in the the Museum. There is an entrance fee. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank noorcaughley
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This castle affords great 360degree views from the top of the ramparts. It is in good condition so you can explore thoroughly inside and out. It is quite small so does not take long, but you may want to linger over the museum displays which...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HMN19
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This low-key attraction is probably not interesting to children but we, 2 adults, enjoyed it. The building is well preserved and you can go to the top where there are excellent 360 degree views of the town and island. The museum exhibits explain the history...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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