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The Chateau of Fontaine-Henry is a Renaissance style chateau, located in the little village of Fontaine-Henry near Caen : it is a little treasure of Normandy. Guided tours of the inside of the castle are provided as well as a walk around the gardens...more
Thanks to the Oilliamson family, this chateau and parc is open to the public. To gain knowledge of the history rather listen to the video presentation by the Lord of the Manor himself in the chapel rather than the guided tour of the castle where...More
This looked like an interesting chateau from the outside. But unfortunately the guide who took us round went at break neck speed in each room. The guide only speaks french very quickly, although there is a sheet in English. But wait for her to give...More
Guided tours (in French but you can get a booklet in English with the highlights) are in the afternoon and take about 30mins. The garden is small but pretty with a chapel and lots of wooden games. We were lucky to attend on a day...More
This is a well run place that is inviting. A challenge for us in France is that we don't speak French. This was no problem here, as the establishment takes pains to welcome non-French speakers. The guided tour was in French, but we had a...More
We visited this Chateau on a Sunday. Opened at 1.30pm you could walk around the grounds not very large and visit the chapel. The chateau was not open for guided tours until 3.15pm and an hour was a long time to wait.We were a long...More
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Château d, Propriétaire at Chateau de Fontaine-Henry, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016
Hello, thanks for your kind advice. Actually as we are living in the Chateau, it would be difficult to open before 2.30. I hope you also visited the amazing medieval rooms under the Château, and that, in the Chapel, you looked at my 10' film...More
If you have a day of just tooling around the countryside the chateau is not to far out of the town Bayeux and easy to find especially when you have a really good GPS. The chateau is impressive and beautiful. We had a tour in...More
With the highest roof among all buildings in France this is a very harmonious and excellently propotioned castle-palace. Descendants of the owners still live there so only parts of the chateau can be seen in the afternoon hours.
This chateau has been in the same family for over 800 years and is still lived in. We were fortunate enough to be given a guided tour in English by the present owner who brought the whole building alive for us. This is not a...More