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Address: Chemin de Salbart 79410, 79410 Echire, France
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Good fortified castle from the middle ages.Reasonable entry fees ,friendly staff.Good walking shoes recomended.

Reviewed January 2, 2015
Damian C
Niort, France
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2015

The second very interesting place visited on our stay which was closed despite being promoted as open. Very frustrating, time wasting. An opportunity lost!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2015

Made a visit to this chateau as close to where we were staying. A bit disappointing as one tower had scaffolding. The directions were to walk all round the outside, which the infirm would find a bit difficult. Only benefit would be to take photos. Better to head straight inside. Several passages to walk and partly climb towers. Nothing else... More 

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Niort, France
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Reviewed January 2, 2015

Good fortified castle from the middle ages.Reasonable entry fees ,friendly staff.Good walking shoes recomended.

Thank Damian C
Liss, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 3, 2014

We love a crumbly old castle and this fitted the bill perfectly. A good hour or two was spent exploring inside and outside this beauty. Back home it would be surrounded by tea shops and gift shops but not here, just the wonderful Castle, a beautiful picnic spot, free parking and friendly reception.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

If you like Medieval history or castles in general this is a great place to visit. The Château is a ruined 13th-century castle in the commune of Échiré, 10km north of Niort in the Deux-Sèvres département of France (at the point of writing this TA have it listed in the wrong place). The views of the castle as you walk... More 

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