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Chateau de Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

8 rue du Chateau, 85440 Talmont Saint Hilaire, France
+33 2 51 90 27 43
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If you love medieval things... this is for you!

Richard the lionheart and his men all roamed this land. Queen Alienor of Aquitaine and her husband... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
B H
Great value day out in the vendee

We have visited chateau de talmont twice now. There are the ruins to explore with a fantastic view... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
jake t
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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8 rue du Chateau, 85440 Talmont Saint Hilaire, France
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+33 2 51 90 27 43
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Richard the lionheart and his men all roamed this land. Queen Alienor of Aquitaine and her husband Henry II of England visited here as well after they purchased the land from its owner in the 1150s/1160s. Hunting in this area was wonderful as Richard the...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We have visited chateau de talmont twice now. There are the ruins to explore with a fantastic view from the top of the tower but it doesn’t end there. There is a horse riding display depicting the history of Richard the lion heart with jousting,...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We were really impressed by the activities on offer at the chateau and while we planned on stopping in for an hour or so as the castle remains did not seem that big, ended up there for hours! With horse ride jousting and medieval games,...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is basically a ruin with no rooms for access but has a laser light show at night. believe it was owned originally by King Richard the Lionheart.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely chateaux with lots of French/English heritage. Kiosk staff very friendly and helpful and have good English if needed. The Chateaux itself is very pretty but has suffered over the years but this adds to the charm I think, there are lots of onsite activities...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great place to visit - lots of history - also small attractions around the site; the afternoon display was very good - tour around the castle informative.

Thank naomi156
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

we were lucky to have a demonstration of Richard the Lionheart's life. Although in French, it was fairly easy to understand what was going on. Then we had a tour of the (ruined) castle in English, with good explanation; there is also quite good English...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the castle today and loved the tour and activities- jousting, calligraphy, dress up, falconry, bow and arrows. Great space and information in English for those of us who's gcse French is a bit rusty. However the cafe was awful. I bought a croque...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Amazing place from start to finish, spent all day here and the kids loved it too. Very well set up especially for families

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

What a great place. We visited on a slightly grey day and it didn't disappoint. It is really good value for money and easily kills half a day. There is crossbows and knight training included in the price which the kids loved. The horse show...More

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Gwen0204
30 August 2015|
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Response from Château T | Property representative |
Hi, We have no shows and no animations in September. At this period, you can only do the tour of the castle thanks to a paper guide or audioguides you can rent. We also let some medieval wooden games available for... More
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