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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very good afternoon go to the castle the show was very well children loved to visit we didn't do the children had no patience... The activities are very well and being able to dress up for free is really good
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  • August 15, 2017
    A little tour of the Castle... and that's it. No animations, the domestic court sounds good vacuum. It is expensive for a visit.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We visit this castle with a fantastic weather. We have seen the end of the show of chivalry (arrived a little late), but from what we've seen, the show was very nice to look at. The tour was very interesting, with sketches and different photos. The view is also very impressive. You will learn many things about the Castle and the village of Talmont Saint Hilaire
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  • August 29, 2017
    Great ruined medieval castle. Lots of events during the week in high season. Oddly, not so much at the weekend. English guided tours and good audioguide for 2 euros.
  • June 8, 2017
    Friendly staff, two children, 2 & 4, loved it. Great views from the top of the tower. Lovely spot for a picnic.
  • August 6, 2017
    A great day out. Lots to do and a fantastic falconry show!
  • March 4, 2017
    Nice castle, went there in school summer holidays. The castle had some activities on the go, including an enactment of Richard the lion heart, with sword fighting, jousting, stunts, etc. Narrated in French, but it didn't matter that we couldn't understand it all because the enactment is full of action which kids will love. Definitely worth half a day at least.
  • September 7, 2017
    Great free roaming tour with huge historical information, very reasonably priced

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