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Chateau de Gratot

80 Route d'Argouges | Gratot, 50200 Coutances, France
+33 6 64 01 05 82
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Very unusual and majestic.

The part of it is in ruins, but it easy to imagine how beautiful this Château was before. The... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Mark D
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Superb Chateau

This delightful Chateau really is a hidden Gem. This is a proper bit of history and culture ideal... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Simon S
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Biddenden, United Kingdom
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The castle became the property of the d'Argouges Family in 1251, through marriage, up until 1777 when it became a marquisate. Built, restructured, and enlarged throughout the seven centuries of its history, Gratot has always been a castle with a little difference, periodically enriched by architectural changes. Its walls still talk of the times of Andaine, the fairy from the clear springs. The 19th Century saw a succession of owners who never kept up the property. Gradually, it fell into ruins and was invaded by ivy. The castle was definitively abandoned at the beginning of the 20th century. Since 1968, the Centre d'Animation du Château de Gratot manages this historical Landmark.
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80 Route d'Argouges | Gratot, 50200 Coutances, France
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The part of it is in ruins, but it easy to imagine how beautiful this Château was before. The oldest part dated to XIII century. Definitely visit this Château if you are in the area.

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ChateauDeGratot, Propriétaire at Chateau de Gratot, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. Have a look on our official website chateaugratot.com to know the events that we propose and do not hesitate to come back to see us!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This delightful Chateau really is a hidden Gem. This is a proper bit of history and culture ideal for all groups. My two young daughters absolutely loved climbing the towers.

Thank Simon S
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ChateauDeGratot, Propriétaire at Chateau de Gratot, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. Have a look on our official website chateaugratot.com to know the events that we propose and do not hesitate to come back to see us!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Stumbled across this ruin whilst out driving and loved it! Felt like a real hidden away ruin full of history and energy. Definitely worth a visit.

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ChateauDeGratot, Propriétaire at Chateau de Gratot, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. Have a look on our official website chateaugratot.com to know the events that we propose and do not hesitate to come back to see us!

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a charming Chateau from the 13th century. It was exactly what I have been searching for....true history set in quiet, beautiful surroundings with very few tourist (we saw about 4 other people). Although small it is a lovely place to explore and reflect.

Thank carriewdavispt
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ChateauDeGratot, Propriétaire at Chateau de Gratot, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

If you are an English Heritage or National Trust Member you will enjoy a visit to this historic site which is being restored by the local community and by on- site youth camps. In addition to the history of the site itself (if you are...More

1  Thank Nick S
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ChateauDeGratot, Propriétaire at Chateau de Gratot, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately Chateau de Gratot can't sell food and drink all year long. However, during certain events in the summer, we sell food and drink for our visitors. Have a look on our official website chateaugratot.com to know the events that...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The eighteenth century castle Château de Gratuit is surrounded by a water channel. But in fact there are remains of the castle. We did not have enough information about this place, so we were hoping to visit the medieval castle, not its ruins. Despite this,...More

Thank Dalmik
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Lovely ruined castle with a moat. You can climb up the tower and get beautiful views. It's just outside the cathedral town of Coutances.

Thank lecastel
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great Chateau to explore in. One part gives you the history and how they have restored the place and in the restored part there was an exhibition of paintings and sculptures which were nice. The kids enjoyed exploring in the callers and up the old...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

This place is easier to find than we had expected! Near the village of Gratot, 4k north west of Coutances, the towers are easy to spot from the road. There's a large free car park, toilets, reception with multi-lingual guides and an admission charge of...More

Thank PhyllRutland_UK
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

We weren't sure what to expect as we followed the signs after our day in Coutances. Very pleasantly surprised by the photogenic situation, the moat, the multi-lingual guide books. An informative and peaceful couple of hours. Youngsters would love it ..climbing the stone stairways and...More

Thank VisitorfromBerks
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