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Château de Noirmoutier
Place d'Armes. Tel 02 51 39 10 42
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of Noirmoutier is one of the best preserved medieval sites in the
Vendée, it was built in the 12th century and has survived well through
the ages retaining all its charm and character. The keep with 4
cylindrical towers some 20 meters high with buttresses, has housed from
the 15th century the stately residence which has been a symbol of the
power of the Lords. This unassailable fortress protected the people in
times of invasion, it also served as a prison in times of war.
Today the castle is a museum featuring the history of the island from
prehistoric times to the turmoil of the wars of the Vendée and on to the
beginnings of tourism of the 19th century. It also houses one of the
largest public collection of English "jersey" pottery.
This Magnificent keep is the highest point on the island and offers the
visitor a magnificent and magical panoramic view over the town, the
island and the bay of Bourgneuf.
11/02 to 11/03 11h to 18h*
12/03 to 8/04 11h to 18h Friday Saturday & Sunday
9/04 to 8/06 11h to 18h*
9/06 & 16/09 to 7/11 10h to 19h
17/09 to 28/10 11h to 18h*
29/10 to 07/11 11h to 18h
Children 6 to 18 years: €2.40
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