Château-Fort des Comtes d’Auxerre et de Nevers

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CHÂTEAU-FORT DES COMTES D’AUXERRE ET DE NEVERS
CHÂTEAU-FORT DES COMTES D’AUXERRE ET DE NEVERS
CHÂTEAU-FORT DES COMTES D’AUXERRE ET DE NEVERS
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CHÂTEAU-FORT DES COMTES D’AUXERRE ET DE NEVERS
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CHÂTEAU-FORT DES COMTES D’AUXERRE ET DE NEVERS
CHÂTEAU-FORT DES COMTES D’AUXERRE ET DE NEVERS
CHÂTEAU-FORT DES COMTES D’AUXERRE ET DE NEVERS
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CHÂTEAU-FORT DES COMTES D’AUXERRE ET DE NEVERS
Sanitary protocol set up on the site.

Description

Prototype of a series of castles built at the end of the reign of Philippe Auguste, this construction with a square plan, without keep, had its lordly dwelling leaning against the southern curtain wall and included magnificent rooms with a decoration of openings and juxtaposed Romanesque arcatures (the Romanesque gallery still opens today on the valley). Its imposing remains dominate the lower town built around the sources of the Druyes; of the castle, the walls and the surrounding towers remain as well as the imposing postern which defended the main entrance (on three levels, including the terrace accessible during the visit) The importance of these remains and their location at the top of a rocky outcrop give the whole an impressive majesty and power Not to be missed, in the lower town, the beautiful Romanesque church dedicated to Saint Romain and the listed lime tree, the wash house, the house where Jean-Roch Coignet was born, the author of the famous Cahiers du capitaine Coignet and that of the engineer Jean Bertin, the father of the aerotrain. Picnic area and games for children near the sources of the Druyes.

  • Groups accepted
    • Minimum group size: 12

Labels

  • FamilYonne

Spoken languages

  • French

Visit

Individual

  • Permanent free visit
  • Free visit on request

Groups

  • Free visit on request
  • Permanent guided tour

Comfort / servicies

  • Bus park

Means of payment

  • Credit card
  • Payment cards
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash

Opening

Extra information

Visits: from 9 April to 30 September, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 3 to 6 pm. In July and August, every day from 3 to 6 pm (and from 9.30 am to 12 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 14 July to 15 August). Visits for groups: all year round, by reservation.

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