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“Lovely castle, so much history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chateau of Coucy

Chateau of Coucy
Nr. D 5, 02380 Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique, France
03 23 52 71 28
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Owner description: The Château and fortifications formed one of the largest defensive structures ever constructed in France. Spreading over 14 hectares, Coucy originally included 33 towers and ramparts stretching over two kilometres. The four main corner towers were similar in size to the central keep of the royal palace of the Louvre while the keep at Coucy was the largest castle tower in Christendom. The ruins remain an impressive and evocative reminder of Coucy’s grandeur despite being badly damaged in the First World War. Open:> 2nd May to 4th September: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 5th September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing time. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,0 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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“Lovely castle, so much history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Spent an hour or so at the castle ruins which are in a lovely lovely location on a hill with great views. The museum was closed but we had the place to ourselves during the visit. Certainly worth a visit for all the history of the place. There are some nice picnic locations around too.

Visited August 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Historical Village great community spririt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This village is everything you imagined of when it was first built. the community involvement in getting it back on track is very evident and we loved our stay here. Make sure you have some sense of the french langauge as little English is spoken here, bliss!!!

Visited August 2013
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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“its a pile of rubble”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

big castle hats falling down and is ok if its warm and not raining, massive site but worth a stroll round with the kids

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating ruined castle in a lovely walled village.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We had a lovely day here. Coucy is a tiny, walled, medieval village with a huge ruined castle within the walls. You can visit Coucy castle itself (€5 per adult, kids free) and there's loads to see, up into towers and down into vaults. It's really interesting, they suggest 45 mins but allow an hour. We then went for a wander round the village and had lunch in the hotel in the main square - the Belle Vue, food great but service unbearably slow. You can also do a walk around the outside of the village walls, takes about 45 minutes and gives great views over the surrounding countryside. Watch out for the goats though!
http://coucy.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/

Visited August 2011
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