Chateau de Fontaine-Henry, Fontaine-Henry

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Chateau de Fontaine-Henry Reviews

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  • Very large place. Huge castle. Unfortunately not allowed to take pictures inside but can take of the grounds and church. The tour is in French ONLY but you get a English handout. All signage in...  more »
  • Area guide from Bayeux tourist office suggests that guided tours are in English; they’re not! My French is ok, but the very pleasant owner spoke so quickly I couldn’t keep up. The only time he did...  more »
  • We just happened to be passing by the chateau as we were driving through France and decided to stop and check it out. We bought tickets and were told we could get on the tour that had just started...  more »
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  • This is a nice place to visit with adults and kids. The chateau is ancient and nicely-preserved, and it's fun to walk through and imagine life there. The only way you're allowed in is with a tour, and all tours are French-only, so learning about each area is a bit challenging for poor French speakers like we were, but it was still worth it. There is also a games area (presumably the types of games people played at the time) that the kids enjoyed. The whole site felt peaceful and it was nice to just walk around through grassy and tree-filled areas. The staff were all very friendly.
  • Didn't feel particularly welcome. Very restricted opening hours. Had to have a led tour. However guide only guided in French. We were given a brief English paper guide. We had to stand around while French speakers got the detailed information. We weren't allowed to go around on our own so got a tad bored while the indecipherable French monologue droned on and on. However as our daughter said, the French speakers looked bored and even the guides looked bored. There were too many people being shown round at any one time and one of the guides waited until absolutely everyone had departed each room so we didn't feel very welcome. The highlights were the very large friendly black and white cat and the friendly old dog. The cake at the end was nice znot much choice though)
  • A beautiful chateau nestling in the countryside of Normandy. Started in the 12th century and completed in the 15th, it is a gem of Gothic and Renaissance styles, with the highest roof (from gable to eaves)in France. Definitely worth seeing - particularly if you are shown around by the current Marquis - who gives guided tours.
  • Fun bit of history and a family still resides in the chateau. Great tour.
  • A very nice looking Château. You can freely walk around the area, though you can only enter the Château with a guided tour. The staff speaks English very well, though the tour is only in French. The guide can provide you with a booklet version of the tour in a number of different languages.

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