Château d’Harcourt

Located in the heart of the medieval city, it was rebuilt at the end of the 13th century: it is the best preserved of the Chauvinois castles.

The enclosure, roughly rectangular, consists of high curtain walls, formerly crenellated, flanked by solid cylindrical turrets.
The entrance, defended by a stunner and a portcullis, has no drawbridge.
The rectangular donjon with flat buttresses was refurbished in the 16th century.
On the ground floor is a vaulted prison whose exterior door allows in the open position to block that of the dungeon.
Adjoining the dungeon, the house, which has been extensively remodeled, now houses exhibition halls.

Practical information

French, English


Conditions of visit: Free visit, Guided visit by appointment only
Languages ​​spoken for the visit: French, English

Further information

Location: Near TER access (train, coach), Accessible on foot from the tourist office, In the city centre, In town
Type of site/monument/small heritage: Chateau fort
Facilities: Coach parking
Activity: Specific thematic animation, Workshop for children, Temporary exhibitions
Payment Methods: Bank and postal cheques, holiday vouchers, cash
Harcourt Castle
2 rue Saint-Pierre
the medieval heart of the village