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Chateau Fort de Pirou

1 le Chateau | Fondation Abbaye de la Lucerne d'Outremer, 50770 Pirou, France
+33 2 33 46 34 71
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A real gem hidden away. We have a fantastic tour round of this little fortress including a wall... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter H
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Horsham, United Kingdom
A little gem of a castle, our favourite in the area... And don't forget the tapestry

This lovely moated castle is a good afternoon out for kids of all ages, we have taken 5 year olds... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Edward P
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Carentan, France
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1 le Chateau | Fondation Abbaye de la Lucerne d'Outremer, 50770 Pirou, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real gem hidden away. We have a fantastic tour round of this little fortress including a wall walk. You are free to roam anywhere and there was a lovely lady in the reception / small shop. Its a bit off the beaten track, but...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This lovely moated castle is a good afternoon out for kids of all ages, we have taken 5 year olds and an 83 year old lady. Printed information about the castle is available in English to take with you on your explore around the site....More

1  Thank Edward P
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Spent a bit of time at this lovely renovated Chateau dating back to the 12 century. Only costs 3 euros each to get in and parking is free. You can look in most of the chateau including where they used to press the apples to...More

Thank JOHNHEPPENSTALL
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Fab old fort with good quality english guide to take around with you. Grounds, outbuildings with tapestry and then castle access all meant a fun trip and plenty of opportunities to brush up on your history of the area

Thank Stagandhenmanchester
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The chateau fort (a mixture of castle and fortified Manor House) dates from the 11th century up to 17th century, so it's a mixture of thick walls, battlements (which you can walk along from towers, great views to the sea and Jersey on a good...More

Thank PhyllRutland_UK
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We visited on the basis of reviews on Tripadvisor. However, we found a poorly organised venue, which had little to offer with no charm. Car parking was a nightmare! To the point we gave up on a first pass and moved on to Pirou beach,...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 28 April 2016

very well renovated and in good state for an exceptional old castle in a green environment. historical interesting place worth a stop on the way to barneville carteret

Thank Florence C
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Stunning fortified chateau off the beaten track. A little crumbling around the edges but otherwise a real gem and worth a visit if you love history.

Thank Douglas75
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I love old castles and Chateau Fort de Pirou did not disappoint. It's a little off the beaten path and very much worth the time and effort it takes to get there. Its setting is very picturesque and lovely. Great, small grounds with multiple interesting...More

Thank candj83
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is a little gem, out of the way, but well worth a visit. The castle has been repaired and though not complete (probably it will never be) is one of the best Norman structures we have ever visited and gives a great perspective on...More

Thank DrewDenmead
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John B
Does anyone know the opening hours and the entrance fee please. Would it be open in the beginning of October?
23 July 2016|
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Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
If you review the Chateau's web site, all answered will be answered.
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Becks S
Hi. Does anyone know if dogs are allowed in this castle please? Thanks
17 August 2015|
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Response from MeredithAussie | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to this - but why don't you email them and ask for yourself? I tried to put their email address on, but it's not permitted. Just Google 'Chateau fort de Pirou', go to the Contacts page and copy the... More
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