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A quality visit even in October half term

We spent the first week of the French school holidays in the area and went to the chateau a few... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Mandy J
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Perpignan, France
Good value and good fun

We visited with our family and 10 year old grandson arriving about 11am. We watched the morning... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Jane P
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Suffolk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this ruin of chateau mid week and was quiet. Entrance was 5 euros each which was adequate for what was to be seen. No events at the time we visited. There was little to see other than a vast climb inside the tower...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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chateaudetalmont, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, During the low season there are, as you said, no shows and no activities, the perfect time to discover the keep of Talmont on your own pace. The castle was built a thousand years ago, so it's quite in ruins but you can still...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

We spent the first week of the French school holidays in the area and went to the chateau a few days before Halloween. There was a special event on with Halloween activites for children and the price of entry was cheaper for the adults in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

We visited with our family and 10 year old grandson arriving about 11am. We watched the morning show about Richard the lion heart and Eleanor of Acquitaine which was very enjoyable and included a number of tricks and stunts that meant that the show worked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We came with our two boys 7 and 5. We followed the parking signs as we arrived into the village and were surprised to find we could park for free just a few minutes walk from the village centre and castle. We began our visit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Château T, Guide at Chateau de Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Hello, Thank you for sharing this pleasant to read opinion about your day in the castle ! We are happy to know that you have valued our work to take care of the animals. We wish you a very good day.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

This is the second time that we have visited Talmont St. Hilaire castle and once again we were not disappointed. There is a lot to see and do while you’re there, the story of Eleanor of Aquitaine is vividly told with horses galloping across the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

We visited here whilst on holiday with friends and this place was on Janet’s list of places to see. Whilst we were booking our tickets there was a sign advertising a concert to take place in the grounds with an apology as there may be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Château T, Guide at Chateau de Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Hello, We thank you for your praise. Really happy that you enjoyed your visit in the Château de Talmont. Lookin forward to welcoming you in the castle another time ! The staff of the castle

Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a low season day in early June so no activities were on and the weather wasn’t amazing. That said the castle was lovely, with some lovely views from the top, when the mist disappeared! The ladies in the cafe were fantastic, so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Château T, Guide at Chateau de Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your praise. Happy to know that you enjoyed the visit ! Looking forward to see you again at the castle, L'équipe du Château

Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

There is lots to do at the ruins of this chateau. The climb up to the top of the ruins gives you quite a spectacular view of the town and surrounding area. Down on the ground, enjoy one of the many wooden games available. Our...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Really nice place to visit in the Talmont area for both adults and kids. Next to just watching the old castle there are various nice activities to do, like two nice (bird and knight) shows, ancient games and writing, guide tour (included). Staff is friendly....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Hello, Yes, dogs are allowed, on a lead. Looking forward to see you and your dog at the castle !
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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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