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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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