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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  • Arrival on site in cycling and walking by a small road access and is the discovery of a quite austere place. The castle is built on a Boulder swept by the winds. Hergé would be inspired to black island? It's quite believable. Not to be missed.
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  • To walk from the tip of the crows we discovers a magnificent coastal path. We did meet seagulls on our course and surprised it falls on the castle which is at the foot of the coast. Superb!
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  • Thank you for this beautiful guided tour full of great stories. Especially enter and certainly take tour for a few euros.
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  • Great walk to bike all around the island, great scenery and great restaurants on the port. ideal for a great weekend getaway...
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  • Beautiful castle, pity it is almost always closed :(
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  • Wow beautiful especially by storm and the tour offered by the office of tourism for a dense bread is so interesting
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  • Old but bo
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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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