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Château de Talmont, Talmont Saint Hilaire

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Château de Talmont was burned down by Louis VII in 1138, but even still it has remained in the family. The ruins of the castle are a historical monument that harkens memories of knights and armor, flags and battles. Stroll the grounds and complex to discover crumbled ramparts being reclaimed by nature, and stones that tell stories of Richard the I of England, who was lord of Talmont for 17 years. See Château de Talmont and all Talmont Saint Hilaire has to offer by arranging your trip with our Talmont Saint Hilaire travel itinerary maker.
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  • Stayed 2 years ago in summer where it is very lively: ability to shoot crossbow, writing to the former, possibility of dressing up, nice to visit Castle. Everything to delight the children also. And here visit in January although it was quieter but the site is still as magical and stories.
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  • Us arrive in the afternoon, just in time for the show! Great with horses, battles, history of the Castle... The games and costumes from the middle ages are very fun. The view from the top is magnificent.
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  • This visit was an opportunity to discover the remains of the castle of the middle age overlooking the present city of Talmont-Sainy-Hilaire. Given the Honourable age of places, time was spend visiting is quite reduced and spaces to discover are left bare for most (little or no furniture). Animations (in summer season) agreeableness that austerity and offer knightly tables based on the history of the Lords of Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart. There are also various workshops, especially for children, as well as the inevitable gift shop.
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  • In season, really good animations of horsemanship and falconry, with the story of Richard Coeur de Lion (in French, with live song!) Guided tours in French & English (all included in ticket price). Made me proud to be a citizen of Greater Normandy!
  • Great and cool day and great spectacles.
  • Great place to spend a few hours for kids and the whole family. The bird show was great. They flew right over our heads. Crossbow shooting was fun and the family can dress up and play medieval games. Young kids can complete a knight obstacle coarse and get knighted.
  • We visited on a whim and were very glad we did. Well presented, not too stuffy. They gave the four of us a guided tour in English. The middle ages arms presentation by Hubert the Chevalier and Rufus the Peasant was funny and informative. Also: great views.
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