Chateau De Court
From $6,077 / week
- 15 bedrooms
- 15 bathrooms
- Sleeps 15
Description from the manager
Chateau de Court is an exquisite 18th century country house, set in the midst of its own parklands, fields, and pastures in bucolic Normandy. The current owners have restored this grand monument of the Ancien Régime with 21st Century standards of comfort and convenience, without yielding any of the chateau’s original elegance and charm.
Here you will find all the magnificence and elegance of a grand French château with the comforts of modern convenience: magnificent reception rooms to welcome friends and family, each unique bedroom with its own luxurious ensuite bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen and wifi. Country walks and bicycle...Read more
Chateau De Court
Fay, Normandy, France
Additional Location Information
The closest train station is called L'Aigle which can be reached directly from Paris. The closest international airport is Paris Charles de Gaulle, which is 160km away.
The local town is just 10mins walk from the chateau and has two boulangeries (one with a wood-fired brick oven), a wine cave (where you can also buy the local calvados and cider for which Normandy is famous), an excellent butcher and charcutier, a mercerie (where the town’s hospitable mayor presides over sewing supplies), a pharmacy, a convenience store, a bank and a bar.
On a Sunday, you’ll be able to buy locally-produced camembert and foie gras, fresh vegetables and locally-raised meat and poultry. You’ll also note the 19th Century church with its stained windows of the saints of France and ornately carved altars. On hallowed ground outside the church is the obligatory war monument to the France’s lost generation of 1914-1918. Outside the mairie is artillery from the Battle of Normandy of 1945.
A 15-minute drive away is the charming cathedral town of Seés, one of the oldest diocese in France. The twin towers of its 13th-century gothic cathedral, lit from within at night, are a luminous beacon for miles around. Today, Seés is a bustling small town with a lively Saturday market.
Bayeux: This lovely town combines the roots of Norman history with proximity to the D-Day beaches of World War II. The Bayeux Museum displays one of oldest and certainly most famous embroidered “tapestries” (it is actually a cloth, not a woven tapestry) in the world. The 11th-century tapestry depicts the Norman conquest of England in 1066 and is said to have been embroidered by William the Conqueror’s Anglo-Saxon queen, Mathilda. The soaring cathedral, dating from the same epoch, was built by William’s half-brother, Bishop Odo.
Numerous D-day beaches, museums and memorial sights are located along the Normandy coast, about 100km to the north of the chateau.
Not just for history enthusiasts, people also visit the seaside and coastal towns of Normandy for the sandy beaches and excellent seafood. You will find the best oysters in Courseulles!
Mont St Michel: Monastery and fortress, Mont Saint Michel rises from the sea just off the coast of Normandy: “like a fantastical manor, like a palace in a dream, eerily strange and beautiful” wrote Guy de Maupassant. You can walk to Saint-Michel at low tide. The abbey was founded in 708, one of the first sites consecrated to the Archangel Michael. The abbey is a textbook example of medieval architecture and its gardens, where the intrepid monks cultivated vegetables for their austere meals, are magnificent. You’ll eat richer fare in one of the harbor town’s many restaurants. Be sure to visit the boutique of Mère Poulard, known to generations of French schoolchildren for her buttery cookies.
Paris: The ultimate day trip from the Chateau is, of course, Paris. Only 1.5 hours on the train you can spend the day in Paris exploring the fast-paced City of Light and return back to the quiet French countryside for a locally prepared dinner and restful night’s sleep.
Last updated on August 04, 2014
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- Security Deposit | $1,662
- Linen & Towels | per stay
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- Internet Access
- DVD Player
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask