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. Use our Talmont Saint Hilaire trip itinerary builder site to arrange your visit to Château de Talmont and other attractions in Talmont Saint Hilaire.
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  • Nice for a family visit. A story to discover which will appeal to adults and children
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  • Richard the lionheart and his men all roamed this land. Queen Alienor of Aquitaine and her husband Henry II of England visited here as well after they purchased the land from its owner in the 1150s/11...  more »
  • Interesting visit with distractions for children which their allow to learn various things about the history of Vendee.
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  • 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.
  • Wonderfully conserved and with a great rooftop view, this is an historic building worth visiting. Self guiding with informative panels along the way.
  • 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.
  • Friendly staff, two children, 2 & 4, loved it. Great views from the top of the tower. Lovely spot for a picnic.
  • A great day out. Lots to do and a fantastic falconry show!
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