Chateau of Carrouges, Carrouges

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Lying on the border of Normandy and the Maine region, Chateau of Carrouges is a picturesque chateau that acts as a summary of seven centuries of history. This destination makes an excellent scene for you to enjoy history at its finest while also delighting in a peaceful environment amidst the stresses of sightseeing. It is surrounded by water-filled moats, and apartments reside behind its sober brick and granite pink facades. Meanwhile, the style and décor of Chateau of Carrouges retain all the charm of an inhabited residence.

Don’t forget to check out the first floor with the state apartments, which are decorated in Renaissance and traditional styles. The "Louis XI room" contains a bed with fabric imitating Hungarian point stitch. The chimney breast in the antichambre d'honneur is decorated with a hunting scene. Furniture is of the Louis XIV and Restoration styles. The Salon des Portraits contains portraits of the lords and owners of Carrouges. Lastly, the main staircase, with its pink brick vaults, rests on four piles laid out in a square. Use our Carrouges tour itinerary builder tool to visit Chateau of Carrouges on your trip to Carrouges, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Visited with my wife during a short trip to Normandy with my car using the Portsmouth - Cherbourg ferry. We stayed with English friends who have a lovely house in Port en Bassin near to the Omaha Beac...  more »
  • Very pleasantly surprised. Beautiful castle in its own juice with Park and garden. Very welcoming. Visit a few parts and a superb staircase brick.
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  • a beautiful castle well preserved in a magnificent site. The walk in the orchard of conservation of large varieties of Apple trees is pleasant. A complaint at the entrance you can see the list of all kinds of apples, but name is not repeated on every tree and it's a shame.
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  • We visited while on holiday and it was a great decision! The château is impressive and certainly worth a trip! It was notably not too busy despite our visit being in June, but the car park certainly has room for more! There weren't any long walks, and entry was reasonably priced. Although our tour was exclusively in French, it was still very worthwhile as we got to see many of the rooms and experience the ambiance of the interior. The gift shop was also lovely and staff were so helpful despite our fairly poor French!
  • This Château was beautifully situated with water in canals or moats surrounding the building and courthouse. The interior of the buildings were beautiful and well maintained. There was less pictures and decor, but that allowed one to see more of the architectural details. A great place to visit, especially with the beautiful surroundings.
  • Very impressive castle and well worth to visit. Nice people as well.
  • It's a very beautiful castle and it has wonderful surroundings.
  • We fell by chance in this castle and we loved it. It is a place of a great stillness in which to spend a pleasant time. The store that is in the House of the regional park is also interesting. When we visited it they had exposed a collection of beautiful pictures of animals. It seems is fungi.
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