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Château du Coudray-Salbart

Chemin de Salbart
79410 Échiré
Phone : 05.49.25.71.07.
Fax : 05.49.25.71.07.
(2 Opinions)
1 avis
G.
7 April 2015
Visite du château et animations de Pâques sympa et variées sous un beau soleil. Parfait pour une ...
Impressive 13th century castle attributed to the legendary fairy Melusine, in the heart of the struggles between the kings of France and England, he controlled the crossing of Sèvre Niortaise, southern border of the lords of Parthenay-Larchevêque. Current archaeological studies classify it as the best preserved 13th-century castle in France and England. Architectural model for the time, it has unique features: - 10 rooms in an exceptional state of conservation. - vaults in broken cradle, crossed ogives or dome pierced with an oculus; large and beautiful chimneys; vast niches of archers; latrines. - a sheath (corridor in the thickness of the walls) unique in Europe. This mysterious fortress with remarkable defenses hosts monthly animations for young and old. Since 2017, the Friends of Coudray-Salbart have set up in the grounds of the castle a war machine: a trebuchet. It is a siege engine that was used in the Middle Ages to destroy masonry walls and throw projectiles over fortifications. This replica, so called educational, can be used by the public during certain events. A communal picnic area is available to visitors so that they can fully enjoy the events. Free visits: show up 1h before closing for the last one. Guided tours for school groups or no more than 10 people: all year on reservation. Subject to prohibitions due to works or excavations in progress, the visit includes the outer tower along the large belt gap, then the castle (the barbican, the barnyard, the high court with vestiges of steps older buildings, towers and open rooms, ducts inside the walls). Opening times: - From Sunday, April 1 to Sunday, June 10, 2018, open on weekends, public holidays, spring school holidays and Monday 7 to Friday 11 May, from 14h to 18h (guided tour on Sunday at 15h , excluding days of entertainment). Closed on Tuesdays (except Bank Holidays). - From Monday, June 11th to Friday, August 31st, 2018, open every day, except Tuesday, from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm. Guided tours for individuals at 10:30, 14:30 and 16:30 (excluding days of entertainment). - From Saturday, September 1 to Sunday, October 28, 2018, open every day, except Tuesday, from 14h to 18h (guided tour on Sunday at 15h, excluding days of entertainment).
Languages spoken
  • English

Visite Virtuelle

  • Château du Coudray-Salbart 2 - Échiré Le château du Coudray-Salbart à Echiré - © Les Amis du Coudray-Salbart
  • Château du Coudray-Salbart 3 - Échiré Le treuil du pont-levis - © Les Amis du Coudray-Salbart
  • Château du Coudray-Salbart 4 - Échiré Une scène de combat - © Les Amis du Coudray-Salbart
  • Château du Coudray-Salbart 2 - Échiré
  • Château du Coudray-Salbart 3 - Échiré
  • Château du Coudray-Salbart 4 - Échiré
Opening times :
  • From 1 April 2018 to 28 October 2018
Facilities
  • Car park
  • bus parking
Services
  • Special theme activity
  • Guided visits (groups only)
  • Self-guided visits (groups only)
  • Self-guided visits
  • Educational visits
Activities
  • entertainment for children
  • Special theme activity
Environment
  • In town : 30 km
Access point
  • Main road : 2 km
Château du Coudray-Salbart Échiré
5
2 Opinions
5.00
"Mme" G. Period of stay : April 2015
Visite du château et animations de Pâques sympa et variées sous un beau soleil. Parfait pour une sortie en famille.
5.00
"découverte top" sebastien Period of stay : June 2014
Super événement au château pour les journées de patrimoine animé par l'Amicale du château
Prices Min Max Description Application Period
Adult 5€ 6€ from . 01/04/2018 to 28/10/2018
Child rate Gratuit€ 3€ from . 01/04/2018 to 28/10/2018
Gratuit€ from . 01/04/2018 to 28/10/2018

Payment methods

  • Chèques Vacances
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Château du Coudray-Salbart
Address :
Chemin de Salbart
79410 Échiré
Phone :
05.49.25.71.07.
Fax :
05.49.25.71.07.
Spoken languages
  • en
  • Français
  • English
  • Nederlands
  • Deutsch
  • Español