Chateau d'Harcourt

Chateau d'Harcourt: Hours, Address, Chateau d'Harcourt Reviews: 4.5/5

Chateau d'Harcourt
4.5
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
A two faces castle Historical monument, Harcourt is a fortress in a bower of verdure : of the mighty castle founded in the twelth century by the Harcourts and strenghtened over the following centuries. Only the western facade of the chateau still has its medieval aspect. The eastern facade of the chateau was rebuilt around 1700 by Francoise de Brancas,countess of Harcourt. The arboretum, two centuries old The arboretum is exceptional for its history ;it is a real botanical collection of more than two hundred species, of which the oldest aure two hundred years old. Its existence is associated with some of the most memorable names in the field of horticulture, such as Delamare, Michaux,Pepin, Vilmorin... who have intervened in its development at various points since its foundation in 1810. The arboretum was classified as a > in 2004. [COVID-19] Until may 31, only the garden is visitable. The castle and the toilets are closed. Exceptional free admission (usual price 5€).
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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jill H
Stretton on Fosse, UK60 contributions
LOvely medieval chateau
Aug 2019
Nice place to call for a stroll and dog walk. There is an arboretum and the castle is pretty. Its quite unspoilt as it isn't really commercialised
Written August 28, 2019
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Alan H
Newton Aycliffe, UK16 contributions
Excellent value for money
Aug 2019 • Couples
Visited the chateau and gardens. Very relaxing and quiet. Walking through the trees very pleasant and the description in the tour guide helpful.No cafe on site, soft drinks available, perfect location for a picnic, plenty of room for kids to explore and to run some energy off
Written August 8, 2019
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David B
Doncaster, UK183 contributions
Picturesque spot out of the sun
Jul 2019 • Family
This chateau is a lovely spot to visit on a warm day. The arboretum ensures plenty of cover and the helpful leaflet allows you to identify the standout species. We were delighted by the addition of wooden climbing frames, huts and games that our daughter enjoyed exploring.

The chateau has an unremarkable interior but there is enough visible that you can get a glimpse into its glorious past.

We were amazed by how quiet it was. We had our picnic on the lawn to the front of the castle. We didn’t see another person for over an hour.
Written July 24, 2019
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JohnCracknell
Hayling Island, UK1,033 contributions
A beautiful Chateau in very large gardens
Jul 2018 • Friends
Domaine D'Harcourt is a beautiful Chateau and Arboretum. It is well worth a visit, or just to walk through the grounds or bring your family and have a picnic.
Written August 16, 2018
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Ann H
York, UK1,623 contributions
Lovely castle and arboretum
Jul 2018 • Couples
We spent a great 2-3 hours wandering around this historic site, discovering the species of tree in the arboretum and the history behind the castle itself. The guide we were given was in English and was very explanatory and gave us lots of information about the place. If there could be an improvement, maybe a place to buy drinks would be good but we really enjoyed ourselves anyway.
Written August 1, 2018
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Bo T
Copenhagen, Denmark14 contributions
Trees of impressive age and size
Jul 2018 • Couples
An impressive collection of huge old conifers, especially ceders and douglas firs, but also spruces (Picea), true firs (Abies) and pines. They even have a few white pines (Pinus strobus) which seem to have escaped the blister rust (Cronartium ribicola). Plenty of great broadleaves too, including a massive plane tree next to the remains of the castle, and a walk lined with large beech trees.

It was also nice to see how they let the grass grow long in parts of the park, including the youngest part of the arboretum. Here the forestry origin was clearly visible as even-aged trees stood in neat rows. The older sections of the Arboretum also blend into the surrounding forest at the edges, which to me was part of the charm. In the central parts of the Arboretum all the trees have signs with names in French and Latin, just the way it should be.

The arboretum is located next to Bernhard's old house :-)

The near-by village is charming and we had a nice meal of ’charcuteri et fromage’ at Salon du The.
Written July 16, 2018
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Stéphane L
Paris, France473 contributions
A stunning park with century old trees, a beautiful castle and very quiet
Jul 2017 • Couples
The medieval castle itself is already worth a trip as it roots back to the medieval times and offers a glimpse at how people lived in those times. The outside both XVth & XVIIth is quite interesting as is the castle moat and what remains of the former defensive walls.
But the park is, to my opinion even more interesting as it allows one to see a wide variety of mainly conifers from all types and often magnificent.
A great place for anybody fond of history and trees as well as scenic parks.
Written August 30, 2017
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Good morning Famille_Lenique ! Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion on our page ! We found that you had a pleasant time in the Domaine d'Harcourt. If you are not very far away, don't hesitate to come and see us during our events (guided tour, exhibition ...). We hope to see you again soon.. Cordially
Written August 31, 2017
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CharlcombeLady
Bath, UK117 contributions
Pleasant way to spend an afternoon
Apr 2017 • Friends
The castle though small has lots of interesting historical information. The grounds are lovely to walk around with the added interest of many different trees. It is a great place to walk the dog and let kids have a run around.
Written May 18, 2017
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Hi, Thank you for having taken time to express your opinion on our tripadivsor account. We are delighted to notice your enthusiasm as for your visit. We hope to see again you soon! Welcome service.
Written May 20, 2017
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Pete F
Grantham, UK605 contributions
Delightful place for a wander.
Aug 2016 • Family
Three seniors, staying near Brionne were delighted to find this superb exemple of a fortified chateau. It is difficult in this short note to say much about it's history, but if you are fortunate enough to visit, then an excellent brochure in English is available with your entry fee. As others have already said, the building has been extensively repaired and is not furnished, but if your French is good, then very full descriptions are given throughout your tour. You are fully trusted, and no 'guards' are hidden about to say you can't touch that !!
The Arboretum is just delightful, very large and the trees are well documented, if that is your requirement. Lovely large lawns for children to run on and lots of secret places to discover. A trip well worth making, but possibly only for an hour or two. Open March to November but closed on Tuesdays. Mid summer, open in the mornings, but early and late season afternoons only Adults 4euros, Ankle biters 1.5euros.
If you love history, you will love this place.
Written September 3, 2016
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SRandZ
London, UK3 contributions
Fantastic place to walk a dog and great historic interest
Sep 2015 • Solo
If you are travelling with a dog this is a great place for a long and lovely walk. The castle is also well worth a visit.
Written August 11, 2016
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  • Sun - Sat 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM