Both Normandy regions (Upper and Lower) are full of Castles (=Chateau). The wealthy French built many castles here during the years, often trying to outdo each other in architecture. Here you'll find Chateau, Manoir (Manors), and Fortress.

Most castles are still in private hands, but often the owners allow occasional visits. Some organize visits of the castle grounds, while others open the castle doors several weekends per year. Several have been converted into Hotels.

Below you'll find an ever expanding list of castles. If we've our own detailed information and photos, you'll be able to click on the castle name to see the additional information. If the castle has its own website, you can click on the name to visit their site. Or click on the icon to have a new window open with more photos and information. If there's the word "(Approx.)" next to the GPS coordinates, it means the location is within a kilometer or so of the long/lat.

You can click on the Google Earth logo to the left of the town to see the satellite location. Or you can load all the castles in one go by clicking on the logo below:
Upper Normandy Castles

NOTE: We're still working on this section, so at times it might not work.... bear with us. There are currently 98 castles on-line.


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 Ancretieville-Saint-Victor
 Chateau de Saint-Victor 

 Type: Private
  Location: Ancretieville-Saint-Victor
  Closest: Yvetot
  Built: 1730
  Visit: Sometimes
  GPS: N49 40 14.4 E0 58 35.3 (Approx.)

Remarks: Once a year, the castle can be visited.
 Angerville-Bailleul
 Chateau de Bailleul 

 Type: Private
  Location: Angerville-Bailleul
  Closest: Valmont
  Built: 16th
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N49 39 57.9 E0 27 19.5 (Approx.)

Remarks: Gardens and castle open to public.
 Angerville-la-Martel
 Chateau Angerville-la-Martel 

 Type: Private
  Location: Angerville-la-Martel
  Closest: Valmont
  Built: 17th
  Visit: No
  GPS: N49 45 33.1 E0 30 20.7 (Approx.)

Remarks:
 Angiens
 Chateau de Silleron 

 Type: Private
  Location: Angiens
  Closest: St.Valery-en-Caux
  Built: 17th
  Visit: No
  GPS: N49 49 53.4 E0 48 50.7 (Approx.)

Remarks:
 Anneville-Ambourville
 Manoir des Templiers 

 Type: Hotel
  Location: Anneville-Ambourville
  Closest: Jumieges
  Built: 13th
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N49 27 45.4 E0 53 06.6 (Approx.)

Remarks: The Manor is used often for children events. It can be rented.
 Anneville-Ambourville
 Manoir de la Cheminee Tournante 

 Type: Private
  Location: Anneville-Ambourville
  Closest: Jumieges
  Built: 17th
  Visit: Sometimes
  GPS: N49 27 55.4 E0 51 49.4 (Approx.)

Remarks: The gardens alongside the Seine river can sometimes be visited.
 Arques-la-Bataille
 Fortress of Arques-la-Bataille 

 Type: Public
  Location: Arques-la-Bataille
  Closest: Dieppe
  Built: 1040
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N49 52 43.5 E1 07 32.1

Remarks: Construction started in 1040 of this fortress. The castle is at times closed due to reconstruction, but it is still visitable (check in advance).
 Auberville La Manuel
 Chateau de Auberville La Manuel 

 Type: Private
  Location: Auberville La Manuel
  Closest: St.Martin-aux-Buneaux
  Built: 1447
  Visit: No
  GPS: N49 49 42.1 E0 35 11.5

Remarks: Beautiful castle with real fortified gates.
 Auffay
 Chateau de Bosmelet 

 Type: Private
  Location: Auffay
  Closest: Dieppe
  Built: 1632
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N49 42 59.7 E1 06 05.8

Remarks: 5 hectar garden and castle can be visited from 1st of June to 30th of Septembre.
 Avranches
 Fortress of Avranches 

 Type: Public
  Location: Avranches
  Closest: Avranches
  Built: 9th
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N48 41.189 W1 21.644

Remarks: The fortress/castle is very much in ruins today. The castle was built by the Celts.
 Bacqueville-en-Caux
 Chateau Morel 

 Type: Public
  Location: Bacqueville-en-Caux
  Closest: Dieppe
  Built: 1870
  Visit: Sometimes
  GPS: N49 47 11.3 E1 00 03.9 (Approx.)

Remarks: This is the head office of a boarding school.
 Bayeux
 Chateau de Sully 

 Type: Hotel
  Location: Bayeux
  Closest: Caen
  Built: 18th
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N 49°18'3.34" W 0°43'58.72"

Remarks: 22 rooms and 15 acres ground.
 Beaumesnil
 Chateau de Beaumesnil 

 Type: Museum Public Restaurant
  Location: Beaumesnil
  Closest: Rouen
  Built: 1633
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N 49° 0'49.91" E0°42'34.09"

Remarks: Easter to June 30 - Friday - Monday - 14:00-18:00 July - August - Everyday 11:00-18:00 September - Everyday except Tuesday - 14:00-18:00 Entrance castle & parc: €7 adults, €3.50 kids Entrance park: €3 adults.
 Bercheres sur Vesgre
 Chateau de Bercheres 

 Type: Hotel Restaurant
  Location: Bercheres sur Vesgre
  Closest: Rouen
  Built: 13th
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N48 50 40.6 E1 32 24.7

Remarks: 21 room hotel and 24 hectar park, including a lake.
 Bezancourt
 Chateau du Landel 

 Type: Hotel Restaurant
  Location: Bezancourt
  Closest: Rouen
  Built: 18th
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N49 26 33.6 E1 37 10.6

Remarks: 17 bedroom hotel.
 Bois-Himont
 Chateau de Bois-Himont 

 Type: Hotel
  Location: Bois-Himont
  Closest: Yvetot
  Built: 18th
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N49 35 05.4 E0 43 29.3 (Approx.)

Remarks: The Chateau is used primarily for handicapped people, but it can be rented for special occasions.
 Bordeaux-Saint-Clair
 Manoir Georges Lapierre 

 Type: Public
  Location: Bordeaux-Saint-Clair
  Closest: Etretat
  Built: 16th
  Visit: No
  GPS: N49 42 06.1 E0 14 40.0

Remarks: The manor is used for children's welfare.
 Bosville
 Chateau des Nids 

 Type: Public
  Location: Bosville
  Closest: Bosville
  Built: 18th
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N49 45 23.6 E0 41 10.8

Remarks: This is the current town hall (Marie).
 Boury-en-Vexin
 Chateau de Boury-en-Vexin 

 Type: Private
  Location: Boury-en-Vexin
  Closest: Rouen
  Built: 1685
  Visit: Sometimes
  GPS: N49 14 13.4 E1 42 52.2 (Approx.)

Remarks: Jul-Aug, every day except Tuesday 14h30 to 18h30
 Bouville
 Chateau-Mairie Bouville 

 Type: Public
  Location: Bouville
  Closest: Rouen
  Built: 19th
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N49 33 41.9 E0 53 29.5 (Approx.)

Remarks: This chateau is the city/town hall (Mairie)
 Butot-Venesville
 Chateau de Venesville 

 Type: Private
  Location: Butot-Venesville
  Closest: Vinnemerville
  Built: 19th
  Visit: No
  GPS: N49 48 48.1 E0 35 02.9

Remarks:
 Caen
 Fortress of Caen 

 Type: Museum Public
  Location: Caen
  Closest: Caen
  Built: 1060
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N49 11.263 W0 21.794

Remarks: The castle is open at all times, and visits are free. There's also a museum.
 Canouville
 Chateau de Canouville 

 Type: Private
  Location: Canouville
  Closest: Cany-Barville
  Built: 19th
  Visit: No
  GPS: N49 48 22.1 E0 36 04.5

Remarks:
 Cany-Barville
 Chateau de Cany 

 Type: Private
  Location: Cany-Barville
  Closest: Cany-Barville
  Built: 1640
  Visit: Sometimes
  GPS:

Remarks: Once a year they host an international horse & buggy race. During summer, a part of the castle can be visited in guided tours.
 Cleres
 Chateau de Cleres 

 Type: Public
  Location: Cleres
  Closest: Rouen
  Built: 16th
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N49 35 51.4 E1 06 39.0

Remarks: This Chateau also has a manor, and is situated inside a zoological parc.
 Crasville-la-Rocquefort
 Chateau de Crasville-la-Rocquefort 

 Type: Private
  Location: Crasville-la-Rocquefort
  Closest: Veules-les-Roses
  Built: 1602
  Visit: Sometimes
  GPS: N49 48 21.7 E0 52 35.9 (Approx.)

Remarks: Outside visits possible 1st Jul - 10th Aug.
 Cuverville-en-Caux
 Chateau de Cuverville 

 Type: Private
  Location: Cuverville-en-Caux
  Closest: Etretat
  Built: 18th
  Visit: No
  GPS: N49 39 49.0 E0 15 42.5 (Approx.)

Remarks: Used to belong to a famous French write, Andre Gide.
 Daubeuf-Serville
 Chateau de Serville 

 Type: Private
  Location: Daubeuf-Serville
  Closest: Valmont
  Built: 17th
  Visit: Sometimes
  GPS: N49 41 02.3 E0 27 58.7

Remarks: The grounds are used for hunting.
 Daubeuf-Serville
 Chateau du Grand-Daubeuf 

 Type: Private
  Location: Daubeuf-Serville
  Closest: Fecamp
  Built: 1629
  Visit: No
  GPS: N49 42 37.4 E0 28 05.5

Remarks:
 Dieppe
 Fortress of Dieppe 

 Type: Museum Public
  Location: Dieppe
  Closest: Dieppe
  Built: 15th
  Visit: Yes
  GPS: N49 55.467 E1 04.280

Remarks: Museum
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