Castles and Manors around Lisieux
Live the life of a castle in authentic Normandy!
There are all styles and all eras. Are you interested by the Middle Ages? Discover the Château de Crèvecoeur, a superb example of a small medieval seigneury. Do you prefer Renaissance castles? Meet at Château de Saint-Germain-de-Livet, one of the most beautiful castles in the Pays d’Auge, or at Château Le Kinnor in Fervaques. For classic-style castles, go to the Château de Canon and its French-style gardens or the Château de Carel. Around its castles, the Normandy countryside is dotted with numerous manors, veritable “country houses” with architecture worth seeing, such as Coupesarte manor or Bellou manor.
Museums in authentic Normandy
For a holiday in Normandy around cultural activities
History buffs will head to the Lisieux’s art and history museum, where the city’s more than 2,000 years of history are told, to the WWII military cemeteries of Saint-Désir (German and British) or to the interpretation center of the Livarot Steam Engine, recalling the industrial development of the city around the production of the famous Norman cheese. Visitors with a spiritual approach will prefer the Carmel Museum on the history of pilgrimages to Lisieux and the Wax Museum on the life of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.