Altacasa's selection of the 5 most beautiful chateaux near maison des Chérottes.

Escape to the country. Maison des Chérottes, only 75 minutes from Paris, is the ideal weekend and holiday getaway; a place to reconnect with nature and with family and to reinvigorate the spirit. This haven of tranquility is located between the Iton valley and the Perche valley, and has everything you want from a holiday house: swimming pool, garden with trees, tennis court, gym and sauna. The area offers numerous outdoor and cultural attractions, including historic castles.

Normandy is rich in historic architecture, dating from the medieval period through to the Renaissance. The Eure region in particular is known for historically important castles built from the Middle Ages through to the Belle Époque (1871).

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Here is Altacasa’s selection of castles near Maison des Chérottes worth a visit: 

Château du Champ de Bataille

Address : 8B Route du Château, 27110, Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc

Contact : 02 32 34 84 34

Fee: 25€/adult

Date of construction : 17th century 

Architectural style : Classic 

Visit the medieval Château du Champ de Bataille, near Le Neubourg, which was built during the reign of Louis XIV. The magnificent 45-hectare estate was redone in the French formal garden style by renowned decorator Jacques Garcia, who acquired it in 1992, recreating the splendor (interior and exterior) of pre-revolution France. Château du Champ de Bataille is sometimes called the "Norman Versailles" and is a true example of 17th century French Baroque architecture. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the famous Golf du Champ de Bataille, an 18-hole course designed by Robin Nelson and Thierry Huau. 

Château de Beaumesnil, for foodies

Address : 2 Rue des Forges, 27410 Mesnil-en-Ouche

Contact : 02 32 44 40 09

Fee :

Date of construction : 1633

Architectural style : Baroque

Discover 300 years of history at Château de Beaumesnil and let your taste buds guide you on a journey into the past. Château de Beaumesnil offers various activities, ideal for kids’ holidays,  including tastings and cooking demonstrations. The 60-hectare estate has a kitchen garden with 500 types of ancient vegetables, including an unusual variety of rainbow corn. The castle has been listed as a Historical Monument since 1966.

Château du Blanc-Buisson 

Address : Château du Blanc-Buisson, Saint-Pierre du Mesnil, 27330, Mesnil-en-Ouche

Contact : 06 82 41 54 91

Fee : 12€ (adults) - 10€ (children), under 6 go free, by reservation 

Date of construction : 1290

Architectural style : Medieval 

Château du Blanc-Buisson, in the Pays d'Ouche, was built in 1290, during the reign of Philippe le Bel (Philip the Fair). A yearly festival brings some of the history back to life in what is considered to be an important example of late medieval architecture in the region. You can learn about the fascinating stories of succession and peruse illustrations that explain the fortifications, giving an insight into military engineering of the day. 

Château d’Harcourt

Address : 13 Rue du Château, 27800, Harcourt

Contact : 02 32 46 29 70

Fee : 5,00€/adult

Date of construction : as early as 12th century 

Architectural style : Medieval 

Château d’Harcourt can be found in the town of Harcourt. It is famous for being a medieval architectural masterpiece and for having one of the oldest arboretums in France, created in 1802. The origin of this fortress is coincident with the historical beginnings of the Normandy region. A permanent exhibition details the history of the site and of the Harcourt family, a founding Normandy dynasty with a strong connection to William the Conqueror. 

Château Gaillard, Andelys

Address : Chemin de Château-Gaillard, 27700, Les Andelys

Contact : 02 32 21 31 29

Fee : 3,5€/adult

Date of construction : 1198

Architectural style : Medieval 

Château Gaillard was built by Richard the Lionheart (King of England and Duke of Normandy) and is one of the most famous of Normandy castles. Its positioning on a loop of the Seine, in Andelys, was intended to block attacks over the Seine and protect the Duchy of Normandy from invasion. Extraordinarily, it was built in only two years (1196-1198). What better way to explore the history of one of Europe’s legendary figures? Enjoy a panoramic view of the valley and the Seine, and discover what a machicolation is (hint: defenders used it to pour boiling oil on invaders).