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Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Closes at 12:00 am

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Haute Saintonge and its vines

Services

  • Children playground
  • Credit card accepted
  • Entertainment
  • Open all year round
  • Parking
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • Along the Bunting, step back in time for a walk of about 1 hour. This walk will take you back to the time of prehistoric men on the privileged area of ​​La Roche Courbon, in the middle of a wild and unspoiled nature. You will discover reconstituted camps of Homo Erectus (Héhé camp), Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens (Osapi camp, Ramého camp). Imagine making a fire with Neanderthals to meet in the caves!

      At each camp, as well as in the caves, informative panels present the evolution of prehistoric men in our territory, from the arrival of Homo Erectus until the beginning of the Iron Age. Information concerning botany is also visible.

      Ti’Silex offers puzzles during the course. A playbook helps children follow him in his adventures throughout the ride. We also offer a printed guide with additional information to complete your visit.


      Live a moment out of time!

      Warning: bring shoes suitable for walking (hiking type path)

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4.5 sur 5 2005 reviews

  • Alex Haas

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Alex Haas on 21/12/2021

    What a wonderful castle. Amazing location and gardens. We came here (in August) on a wonderful, sunny day. Surprisingly there were not many visitors. Probably due to Covid-19. For 8.50 you can walk around the grounds and the gardens freely. And it is quite a big garden with a wonderful pond, actually more of a little lake I'd say. Everything was well taken care of. We were lucky to bring our dog in, since she was in a completely covered (and closed) stroller. I'm thankful for that, if not, my wife and me would have had to take turns to visit. It's just an amazing castle. It's like you step back in time or you feel like you enter a fairy tale here. It's breathtaking. Be sure to walk the whole garden and go to the very end - up to the steps. The views from there are beautiful. We didn't have time to enter the castle this time - since we also planned to walk to the grottes afterwards. For only 8.50 you can roam around the whole area and you can visit the absolutely amazing grottes. The caves/caverns where prehistoric men lived. It's a very very special place and I've never seen one up-close. You even can walk around inside the caves - all by yourself. I enjoy history - and this is a great lesson in history. Be sure not to miss it when you visit the castle. It's a nice walk through the forest from here. For the entrance fee you get a lot. Imagine how much it costs to keep this castle, the garden and the ground in shape. That costs money and manpower. The entrance fee is more than fair. It's a great deal. Bathroom and picknick facilities are also on the grounds as is a smaller restaurant and a souvenir shop at the entrance. A wonderful experience, we stayed much longer than planned. A fantastic visit!

  • David Snape

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by David Snape on 03/06/2022

    Great looking chateau nice gardens and interesting stone age history as well

  • Mary McMillan

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Mary McMillan on 25/08/2021

    Splendid Renaissance gardens to stroll around with a magnificent view back to the Château. Free museum, guided tour of the Château, forest walks and caves to explore

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4.5 sur 5 393 reviews

  • "If you're staying in the area this is a MUST visit."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Cosmicjoker8 on 05/07/2022

    This is a wonderful place to visit for a few hours. Though we didn't go inside the chateau it's worth visiting for the gardens and the grottes, fascinating. There is a café serving ice creams, food...

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  • "A really beautiful place!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by PhotobugsUK (Bournemouth, United Kingdom) on 15/06/2022

    Having been thwarted at another Chateau, our group turned up without notice, and were treated like honoured guests. We were given a guided tour of the beautiful Chateau, which is still lived in by...

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  • "A friendly welcome..."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by RobertP7564 (Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom) on 13/06/2022

    A friendly welcome and guided tour by a charming lady who gave a lovely look around this magnificent building ...and the stunning gardens.

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Address

Rue de la Belle au Bois Dormant
17 250 Saint-Porchaire

Contacts

Phone : 05 46 95 60 10

Cell : 06 21 96 56 51

Fax : 05 46 95 65 22

GPS coordinates

45° 50'11.41"N, 0° 46'54.77"W

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