Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Normandy  /  Basse-Normandie  /  Manche  /  Pirou  /  Historic Sites  /  Chateau Fort de Pirou
Chateau Fort de Pirou, Pirou
(4.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Chateau Fort de Pirou comes with its own legend. When the castle was besieged by the Normans in the Middle Ages, the lord of Chateau Fort de Pirou and his family used an old wizard's book to turn themselves into geese and escape during the assault. Unfortunately, when they tried to reverse the spell a few days later, they realized the book had burned along with the castle. To this day, wild geese still alight here every year in March during their annual migration--and those who believe the legend think they know why. While the legend probably isn't true, what we do know for sure is that the structure was initially built of wood, and later stone, in the 12th century. It's location near the English Channel made it ideal for watching the coast for invasion. In the 18th century, the castle became a farm. Then the government renovated it in the 20th century and opened to the public as a historic monument. Before you head to Pirou, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pirou trip generator, to make sure you see all that Pirou has to offer, including Chateau Fort de Pirou.
Create a full Pirou itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Pirou

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Manche by other users

5 days in Loire Valley & Normandy BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in London, Mont-Saint-Michel & Paris BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM THAILAND May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in France BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in France BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in France BY A USER FROM BULGARIA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Munich BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in France BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Mont-Saint-Michel & Paris BY A USER FROM JORDAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We left wanting restoration this castle is empty and many places closed but when l discovered pictures of departure and what is today we understand better Kudos to people who are struggling to rebuild this great Castle
    View original
  • Castle very nice to visit, beautiful to see under the colors of auomne. It has been well restored and descriptions accompany the visit.
    View original
  • Dependencies can be rented for events. This is more of a castle with a legend on the "geese" which I let you discover on site.
    View original
Google
  • Very welcoming. Not furnished but very beautiful castle. visit stroller possible to hug to the ramparts.
    View original
  • Welcome friendly Castle is beautiful to visit, unfortunately lack of decoration for good parts it back into the atmosphere of the time.
    View original
  • Beautiful castle, pity that some restorations have been made in modern ways and not to the former. A must see.
    View original
  • A true feudal Castle nice search I recommend visiting
    View original
  • Impressive castle, which is for the history of Normandy of great importance - a visit is highly recommended!
    View original