Place where Jules Michelet wrote his History of France. Seigniorial dovecote with its rotating frame system (17th.C). 12-acre modern sculpture park, with a French-style garden and landscaped waterfall.
Major exhibitions of contempory artists : Vasarely, Dali, Buffet, Trémois, L.Fini, F.Léger, Lurçat, Mathieu, Delvaux, Folon, etc...
Numerous events during the season. Restaurant-Tea room on site: "La Cascade", Shop - Bookselling. Annual program on request.
Rates : 8,50 € adult / 5,50 € children, student, unemployed / 4 € disabled person
20 € family package / Free for chidren under 8 years old / Groups upon reservation
From April to November from 2.30 to 6 pm from Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays
In July and August every day from 10.30 am to 1 pm and 2.30 to 6.30 pm
Tél. + 33 (0) 235 236 235
Castle's website Vascoeuil Castle
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According to the scholars, Château-Gaillard is regarded as perfect in terms of a medieval fortification. Erected on Richard The Lion Heart's order in 1197 to protect Rouen and Normandy from the French ambitions; his "one year old daughter" will fall into Philip Augustus' hands in 1204. The siege is marked by "The Useless" episode illustrated by the painter Tattegrain. Used as a prison for Marguerite de Bourgogne, then as a place of exile for Bruce, king of Scotland, the stronghold will be dismantled under Henri IV's reign in order to be used as a quarry for different religious orders. Château-Gaillard has been listed as Historical Monument in 1862 and later among The Great national Sites in France. It is now a Natura 2000 protected area.
Rates : Self-guided tour 3,20 € / Reduced fare 2,65 €
Guided tour 5,30 €
From March 30th to November 3rd every day (except on Tuesday and on the May 1st)
From 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 6 pm
Tél. + 33 (0) 2 32 54 41 93
Castle's website Château Gaillard
From the first troglodytic hideaway to the blockhouses dug by Rommel into the cliff, discover 1000 years of history in one of the most protected site of Ile de France. Standing against the chalk cliff since the Middle Ages, dominating a loop of the Seine, this strange castle has always puzzled the visitor. From the medieval donjon to the XVIIIth century stables, from the first cave dwellings to the vegetable garden of the "Lumieres", from the reception rooms to the casemates fitted out by Rommel, the castle is a course in architecture.
Rates : 7,80 € adult / 4,30 € children (from 6 to 12 years old) / 4,80 € children (from 13 to 18 years old) / 3,70 € disabled person / 4,80 € student, unemployed
22 € or 26 € family packages
Last admission 1 hour before closing
From February 2nd to March 31th from 10 am to 5 pm
From April 1st to October 27th from 10 am to 6 pm and 7 pm on weekends and public holidays
On November from 10 am to 5 pm
Guided tour every sunday and public holidays at 3 pm and at 6.30 pm
Tél. + 33 (0) 1 34 79 74 42
Castle's website La Roche-Guyon Castle
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