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Parc et vestiges du Château de Vendôme

Castle, Ruins and remains, Park, Listed or registered (CNMHS), Town of art and history, Park and garden, Historic site and monument in Vendôme
  • The remains of the château (11th - 17th century) and its collegiate church, Saint-Georges, are a reminder of the power of the Counts, and later Dukes, of Bourbon-Vendôme, who rose to the throne of France with Henry IV. The medieval enclosure, whose walls are still partly visible, dates from the 12th century. The Poitiers Tower, the main tower, still dominates this ancient fortified structure. The castle was damaged by two assaults: in 1562 by the Huguenots and in 1793 by the Revolutionaries....
    The remains of the château (11th - 17th century) and its collegiate church, Saint-Georges, are a reminder of the power of the Counts, and later Dukes, of Bourbon-Vendôme, who rose to the throne of France with Henry IV. The medieval enclosure, whose walls are still partly visible, dates from the 12th century. The Poitiers Tower, the main tower, still dominates this ancient fortified structure. The castle was damaged by two assaults: in 1562 by the Huguenots and in 1793 by the Revolutionaries. The heart of the castle is occupied by a beautiful English-style park created in the 19th century (1807 cedar and a collection of hydrangeas created by the Mouillère family, Vendôme horticulturists), which offers a unique panorama of the town.
    The park of the Bourbon-Vendôme castle (whose ruins date back to the 12th and 15th centuries), with its winding paths and romantic English-style park layout developed in the 19th century, also offers a choice panorama of the town, guided by the installation of a precise orientation table. To all see : a magnificent cedar of Lebanon planted in 1807. Free access at all times. Explanatory panels on site. Also, in season: possibility of a guided tour (remains of the castle and park) for groups only.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Equipment
    • Car park
  • Services
    • Animals accepted
  • Rates
  • Free
  • Free
Openings
  • From October 1, 2022
    until November 21, 2022
  • From November 23, 2022
    until November 29, 2022
  • From December 1, 2022
    until September 30, 2023
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM