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Castle of Charmes

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Castle, Fortified castle, Keep, Dovecote, Fountain, Sculpture, Fresco/wall painting, listed, 11th C, 12th C, 17th C in Charmes-sur-l'Herbasse
13,5 Full-fare
  • In a calm and picturesque environment, in the heart of th Drôme des Collines, the castle built on its motte since the eleventh century, opens his doors.

  • As a private and inhabited home, The castle kept its soul after being deserted for many years, inviting every visitor as a welcome host.

    The Domaine and the Château de Charmes has a typical position of feudal constructions, overlooking the Herbasse Valley, to monitor and defend the territory. It was built in the 12th century on the site of a wooden tower and an enclosure built in the 10th century.
    The building is a quadrilateral with two towers and two bartizans, the donjon was joined...
    As a private and inhabited home, The castle kept its soul after being deserted for many years, inviting every visitor as a welcome host.

    The Domaine and the Château de Charmes has a typical position of feudal constructions, overlooking the Herbasse Valley, to monitor and defend the territory. It was built in the 12th century on the site of a wooden tower and an enclosure built in the 10th century.
    The building is a quadrilateral with two towers and two bartizans, the donjon was joined to the north facade. Its general appearance was a bit modified. The most important modifications are on the opening and on the roofs.

    During the Renaissance, works were to transform the fortification in a pleasure castle " Château de Plaisance". Large mullion windows were created as well as doors on the ground floor. Interior fittings were undertaken.

    During the 15th century, the inside of the castle was rearranged, especially the Louis XIV chimneys are installed on the noble floor and inside small appartements. In the large living room on the first floor, there is a magnificent chimney carved in the Mannerist Style.

    During the 17th century, ponds were dug. The ponds and the romantic cave are supplied by a system for collecting and conveying water from a source.

    During the 19th century, the neogothic style find its look in the north high wall. With walls that are almost two metres thick at the base and six metres deep in the ground, it can still defy the centuries.
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Lake 5 km away
    • Village 2 km away
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Documentation
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 25  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Entertainment evenings
    • Shows
    • Theatre
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Concert
    • Product tasting
  • Equipment
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Free car park
    • Bicycle parking
    • Car park
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Booking obligatory
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Guided tours
    • Online shop
    • Restaurant in the close vicinity
    • Free choice of caterer
    • Accommodation in the close vicinity
    • Concert/events
    • Family Reception/drinks reception
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Online payment
  • From December 31, 2023 to January 5, 2025
  • Full price
    13.50 €
  • Reduced price
    10 €
  • Child
    8 €
  • Group adults
    10 €
  • Group children
    9 €
Openings
  • From April 13, 2024
    until April 28, 2024
  • From May 1, 2024
    until May 20, 2024
  • From May 8, 2024
    until May 9, 2024
  • From May 21, 2024
    until June 30, 2024
  • From July 1, 2024
    until August 31, 2024
  • From October 19, 2024
    until November 3, 2024
  • From December 21, 2024
    until January 5, 2025
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    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
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    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Closed
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    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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