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Crevecoeur castleA UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF A SMALL MEDIEVAL SEIGNEURY IN NORMANDY

Crevecoeur castle

Normandy is famous for its impressive array of grand castles dating back to the Middle Ages. Smaller rural châteaux, the seats of local lords or seigneurs, on the other hand, have almost completely disappeared. In the region, Crèvecœur is a unique example not to be missed.

A UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF A SMALL MEDIEVAL SEIGNEURY IN NORMANDY

A miraculously preserved medieval castle

Protected by a double moat and accessible only by a single bridge, this castle comprises a lower bailey and an upper bailey. On the lower bailey, there is a group of half-timbered farm buildings including a farmhouse, dovecote and barn dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, where the peasants would have lived and worked. Near the 12th-century chapel, the upper bailey, on its fortified mound, is protected by its moat and wall. The 15th-century manor house where the seigneur lived can be found here.

Discovering everyday life in the Middle Ages

Let yourself be completely immersed in medieval times as you explore the half-timbered buildings. Living spaces are recreated with period objects and dressed to look how they would have done in their heyday. On the farm, discover how the peasants lived and worked. In the house, the dining table and bedroom have been recreated.

Activities and exhibitions

From March to October, the castle offers a wide range of activities: fishing in the castle moat, jousting tournaments, falconry shows, reconstructions of everyday life in the Middle Ages and more! There are also exhibitions on rural life in the medieval times, traditional half-timbered construction, and oil prospecting. There’s always something going on at the castle!

Normandy is famous for its impressive array of grand castles dating back to the Middle Ages. Smaller rural châteaux, the seats of local lords or seigneurs, on the other hand, have almost completely disappeared. In the region, Crèvecœur is a unique example not to be missed.

Information

Château de Crèvecoeur – Fondation Musée Schlumberger

D613 – Crèvecoeur-en-Auge

14340 Mézidon Vallée d’Auge

 


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