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Escape from the heat at Niort dungeon

As the heat was unbearable, I decided to bring my 3 boys on a visit of Niort dungeon. Boys were not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pierre-Michael D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Amazing building

We visited this a couple of weeks ago and it was very interesting. We visited it on the first... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank DublinEyespy
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank stevenenhilde
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank kirstyblackmore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Pierre-Michael D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank nlansdell
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We visited this a couple of weeks ago and it was very interesting. We visited it on the first Sunday of the month (June) and is is always free enterance on the first Sunday of every month. We were asked if we wanted English commentary...More

1  Thank Altwood2010
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Very impressive building that seem to domiante the centre of Niort. Perched above the river and commanding a strategic position. It would have been a real deterrent to enemies

Thank Harnser48
Reviewed September 20, 2017

The castle dominates Niort and is well worth a visit and the climb involved.After a climb the views from the roof top are excellent.The castle has quite a history involving Richard the Lionheart and Henry IV amongst others.For lovers of history it is well worth...More

Thank glyn l
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Good historical information about the area, best in the basement. Quite steep turret stairs. Probably good with a guided tour

Thank _kathy_catpaws
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Arriving in Niort on a Sunday we were amazed to see that the Donjon was open for visitors. Double jeopardy... it even was for free. We did the whole tour and saw furniture, plans, weapons and lots of other interesting things together with a nice...More

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July 28, 2017|
Response from Bert V | 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 ...