Site/monument
in FONTENAY-LE-COMTE

Château de Terre-Neuve

Castle classified as a Historic Monument, built around 1590 by Nicolas Rapin, Grand Provost of the Connestablishie of France and companion of King Henry IV, this castle is renowned for its fireplace with an alchemical symbol, its Renaissance ceilings with carved stone coffers, its woodwork from of the Château de Chambord with its suns gilded with gold leaf coming from the bedroom of King Louis XIV and the door to the cabinet of King François I. Fully furnished, you can admire paintings, furniture, collections and clothing from the 1940th and 1943th centuries. In the XNUMXth century, Octave de Rochebrune, born in Newfoundland, owner of the castle and famous etcher, obtained numerous medals in Paris for his work and beautified Newfoundland throughout his life. The famous writer Georges Simenon lived there from September XNUMX to July XNUMX, during the war. This castle is private and inhabited all year round.
We speak: English, Russian

Rankings & Labels

  • Listed historical sites and monuments

Themes:

  • History
  • Children's museum

Visit

Language(s) of the visit

French, English

Prices

Payment methods

  • French "Chèques vacances"

Services

Equipments

  • Picnic area.
  • Meeting room (s)

Address

1 rue de Jarnigande
85200 FONTENAY-LE-COMTE
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