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Chateau Fort de Pirou

1 le Chateau | Fondation Abbaye de La Lucerne d'Outremer, 50770 Pirou, France
+33 2 33 46 34 71
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This was a very interesting ruined chateau. Restoration started in 1966.Well worth reading the... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
jane b
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Poole, United Kingdom
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A real gem hidden away. We have a fantastic tour round of this little fortress including a wall... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Peter H
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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UNE FORTERESSE IMPRENABLE ! Chef d’oeuvre d’architecture militaire médiévale, Pirou est l’un des plus anciens châteaux forts normands, parmi les mieux conservés grâce à la remarquable restauration initiée depuis 1966 par l’abbé Marcel LELÉGARD (1925-1994). Bâti au XIIe siècle sur un îlot artificiel entouré de trois douves et de cinq portes fortifiées, les portes défensives s’ouvrent sur un ensemble exceptionnel : la boulangerie, le pressoir, la chapelle, la salle des Plaids (avec la Tapisserie de Pirou), le vieux logis (salle des gardes, salle à manger, cuisines) et le chemin de ronde avec ses belles toitures de schiste. Laissez-vous enchanter par la fabuleuse légende des Oies de Pirou, immerger dans l’époque médiévale et découvrir neuf siècles d’histoire. Vos droits d’entrée contribuent à la préservation du château en soutenant la « Fondation Abbaye de La Lucerne d’Outremer », propriétaire, qui a en charge sa gestion, son entretien et sa restauration.
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1 le Chateau | Fondation Abbaye de La Lucerne d'Outremer, 50770 Pirou, France
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This was a very interesting ruined chateau. Restoration started in 1966.Well worth reading the legend of the Pirou Geese. In one of the outbuildings there is the Pirou tapestry exhibition.A labour of love. As usual this Chateau closes between 12.00 and 14.00. This Chateau is...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

A real gem hidden away. We have a fantastic tour round of this little fortress including a wall walk. You are free to roam anywhere and there was a lovely lady in the reception / small shop. Its a bit off the beaten track, but...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This lovely moated castle is a good afternoon out for kids of all ages, we have taken 5 year olds and an 83 year old lady. Printed information about the castle is available in English to take with you on your explore around the site....More

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Spent a bit of time at this lovely renovated Chateau dating back to the 12 century. Only costs 3 euros each to get in and parking is free. You can look in most of the chateau including where they used to press the apples to...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Fab old fort with good quality english guide to take around with you. Grounds, outbuildings with tapestry and then castle access all meant a fun trip and plenty of opportunities to brush up on your history of the area

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

The chateau fort (a mixture of castle and fortified Manor House) dates from the 11th century up to 17th century, so it's a mixture of thick walls, battlements (which you can walk along from towers, great views to the sea and Jersey on a good...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We visited on the basis of reviews on Tripadvisor. However, we found a poorly organised venue, which had little to offer with no charm. Car parking was a nightmare! To the point we gave up on a first pass and moved on to Pirou beach,...More

Thank Andrew J
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

very well renovated and in good state for an exceptional old castle in a green environment. historical interesting place worth a stop on the way to barneville carteret

Thank Florence C
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Stunning fortified chateau off the beaten track. A little crumbling around the edges but otherwise a real gem and worth a visit if you love history.

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Reviewed 3 October 2015

I love old castles and Chateau Fort de Pirou did not disappoint. It's a little off the beaten path and very much worth the time and effort it takes to get there. Its setting is very picturesque and lovely. Great, small grounds with multiple interesting...More

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I don't know the answer to this - but why don't you email them and ask for yourself? I tried to put their email address on, but it's not permitted. Just Google 'Chateau fort de Pirou', go to the Contacts page and copy the... More
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