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The most beautiful castles in Normandy

Camping de la Plage – Houlgate | À visiter | The most beautiful castles in Normandy

A medieval castle, a classical castle with beautiful gardens, or a distinguished Renaissance castle…
Discover our selection of Normandy castles that will make young and old dream. Normandy and its rich heritage has much to offer.

The Castle Museum of Saint Germain de Livet

Considered one of the most beautiful castles in Normandy, the Château de Saint Germain de Livet is often referred to as “the jewel of the Pays d’Auge”. This superb Norman building is characterised by its impressive architecture, combining a typical Norman half-timbered manor house from the 15th century with a 16th century stone and brick building. You can also admire its sublime French gardens and its exceptional environment.
Labelled as a Musée de France, the château also serves as a museum, presenting an incredible collection of furnishings donated by the family in 1958. Combining furniture and works of art, the interior bears witness to the refinement and art of living of the 19th century. Discover the artistic and personal career of the painter Léon Riesener, cousin of Eugène Delacroix.

The gardens are open to the public from April to the first weekend in November and are free to visit. You can also visit the interior of the Château with a guide!


The Castle of Crèvecoeur

Take a trip back in time to the Middle Ages by visiting the Château de Crèvecoeur. It is one of the last remaining examples of a small medieval seigneury in Normandy.
In the lower courtyard you will find a group of 15th century timber-framed agricultural buildings: a large farmhouse, a dovecote, etc. as well as a beautiful 12th century stone chapel.
In the high courtyard, surrounded by a moat and protected by a high stone wall, you will discover a former 15th century seigneurial dwelling.
Inside the half-timbered buildings, the immersion in medieval times is total! The living spaces have been recreated with objects from the period through original staging. The little ones will be happy to discover peasant life and agricultural work in the farm.

From March to October, the castle offers many activities: fishing, chivalry tournaments, falconry shows…

Canon Castle

Embark on a journey back to the 17th century at Château de Canon. This “house in the fields” has been inhabited and maintained by the same family since the mid-18th century. They are also the descendants of the famous Élie de Beaumont, a famous lawyer of the Age of Enlightenment.

Discover its splendid flowered gardens.


Le Kinnor Castle

Surrounded by a moat, the vast complex of Kinnor Castle is an architectural gem from the late 16th century. It was the site of a great story: witness to the negotiations between Marshal William IV of Hautemer and King Henry IV in the 16th century. But it was also the site of the love affair between the great romantic writer François-René de Chateaubriand and Delphine de Custine.

The Château estate also has two remarkable trees: the oldest oriental plane tree in France, and a two hundred year old purple beech called “de Chateaubriand”.

The Manor of Coupesarte

Typically Norman, the Manoir de Coupesarte has retained its original timber frame and offers an exceptional architectural unity in the Pays d’Auge. Did you know that? It was built on a moat in the 15th century. The surrounding barns, stables and cowsheds date from the 17th century.

Visiting the exterior is free and possible all year round!


The Manor of Bellou

Discover the Manoir de Bellou, typical of the Pays d’Auge from the 15th and 16th centuries. You can admire 16th century paintings, a 17th century stable and a large park with an arboretum.

So your choice is made? As you will have understood, the historical heritage of our region is very rich. Don’t hesitate any longer and book your stay at the campsite and take the time to discover the magnificent castles and historical monuments that are available to you.