Vieux-Château, Ile d'Yeu

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Olivier IV de Clisson built Vieux-Château to protect the peaceful islanders from foreign invasion, but it didn’t stop the pirate (according to the French) Robert Knolles from occupying the island for 37 years. The remains of the fortress still bear a sinister look against the backdrop of the sea. You can almost imagine the stalwart Sir Robert pacing along the battlements and stopping to gaze at the water. You aren’t the first to be inspired by the castle’s location, it also served as inspiration for "Herge" in the "Adventures of Tintin" comic book series. Use our Ile d'Yeu road trip planner to add Vieux-Château and other attractions to your Ile d'Yeu vacation plans.
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  • Old Castle, imposing although in ruins for a large part. Located by the sea, on the rocks (a little disturbing atmosphere at night...) Nice walk to get there (on foot or by bike).
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  • Beautiful! We go during the heritage days! It was great explanatory booklet was given to visitors! Activity has to do! The view is really beautiful!
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  • Feel free to do the tour. The guide is excellent and this castle full of charm and mystery.
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  • Too good. It is not expected to see a castle here. The tour lasts one hour and costs € 5. To a small castle is limited...
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  • Beautiful site located on the West coast of the island of Yeu. This medieval castle is an impressive building erected on a rocky spur. Access is possible to 👣 feet or bicycle. The price of the visit of the Interior of the castle is prohibitive for a family...
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  • Tour with a guide. Very interesting perspective of the history of Yeu and the Castle layout. I came many times to Yeu, but first visit of it. Regret not doing it sooner. For a fairly modest, it is a good plan.
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  • Guided tour €3.50 and 1.5 for children if you visited before the great lighthouse. Very informative about the life of the island. 50 minutes of visit.
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  • Surprising place. The castle is great. A must see! Place to be...
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