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Le musee du Donjon de Niort

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Iconic building of Niort

Nice old building, museum inside is also interesting. The view from the top over Niort is... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
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Fascinating visit

No Visit to Niort should happen without a visit to the Le Donjon. The staff were amazingly helpful... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
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An emblematic part of Niort's history, the keep is the last remaining construction of importance from the original wall surrounding Niort which was alomost 2700 metres long. Classified as Monument Historique since 1840, the keep is labellised Musée...more
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Rue du Guesclin, 79000, Niort, France
+33 5 49 28 14 28
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

I agree with other reviews that a trip to Niort must include a visit here. Very striking and amazing structure in the city. Would be easy to miss as located in the narrow streets of the old town but worth hunting out as t is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Nice old building, museum inside is also interesting. The view from the top over Niort is beautiful! And never seen a room in a museum before with so many different closets ;-).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank koelkastje
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

No Visit to Niort should happen without a visit to the Le Donjon. The staff were amazingly helpful, even makes my sure that we had an English translation of the guide book. Little did I know that there was such a strong link between Niort...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lester C
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Display of the information was a little fragmented but quite a lot on display. We mainly went to escape the heat but worth a visit I'd say, particularly for the view at the top.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Niort for one night late one Sunday afternoon so a trip to this central attraction was very convenient. As with so many French attractions the opportunity to share some very interesting information with visitors is lost because all the written narrative associated...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Worth going to visit this imposing landmark in Niort for the views from the top. Otherwise not a whole lot to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

This Donjon is a landmark in Niort. It's in good condition and to visit. We just walked around for the view.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Really looking forward to visit and walked from train station. However we were not allowed anywhere near the building with our cabin bags as they were deemed a security risk. Shame as would have left them at station if we had known.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

As the heat was unbearable, I decided to bring my 3 boys on a visit of Niort dungeon. Boys were not motivated initially, however they were happy to visit once there. The thick stone walls kept them chilled. The building is impressive and we are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Relatively interesting Donjon which could be improved by having better interpretation Whilst an English booklet explains the purpose of each room there is nothing on the actual exhibits within the rooms themselves which is a disappointment. The film showing the development of the Donjon is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 28, 2017|
Response from bbilsen | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I do not know... there are some turning stairs to go up and down which I thing will be difficult for men and dog(s) to pass... maybe check the website or ask. The people are very friendly ...