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CHATEAU DE TERRE-NEUVE

Château de Terre Neuve, a splendid 16th-century work of art, set in the heart of its extensive grounds, overlooking the town of Fontenay-le-Comte. Discover its alchemical fireplace, its suns gilded with the fine gold of Chambord, its ceilings...

Address : Rue Nicolas Rapin
85200 FONTENAY-LE-COMTE
FRANCE

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Presentation of: CHATEAU DE TERRE-NEUVE

Guided tour of the inhabited part of the Château de Terre Neuve, a listed historic monument built in 1580 by Nicolas Rapin, Provost of the French Constabulary and companion of King Henry IV. Octave de Rochebrune, a famous 19th-century engraver, added many embellishments. The famous writer George Simenon lived there from 1940 to 1943.
Since 2018, a museum on the history of the Château and Octave de Rochebrune has been open to the public in the outbuildings of the Château.
The château is renowned for its Alchemical fireplace, its coffered ceilings of carved stone, its wood panelling from the Château de Chambord, the gold-leaf suns from the bedroom of King Louis XIV, and the cabinet door of King François 1st.
You can admire paintings, furniture, collections and superb clothing from the 17th and 18th centuries. The château is privately owned and inhabited all year round.

TRACKING GAME on smart-phone and tablet: the Mystery of Newfoundland
During the season, you can have a picnic in the park with your entrance ticket.

"Octave's Adventure": a 1km treasure hunt in the grounds of the Château.
(included in the ticket for your visit to the museum or château - bring shoes suitable for walking)
Opening times
from 08/04/2024 to 28/04/2024
Sunday from 13:30 to 18:00
Monday from 13:30 to 18:00
Wednesday from 13:30 to 18:00
Thursday from 13:30 to 18:00
Friday from 13:30 to 18:00
Saturday from 13:30 to 18:00
Closing days: Fermé les mardis
from 29/04/2024 to 02/06/2024
Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Monday from 13:30 to 18:00
Wednesday from 13:30 to 18:00
Thursday from 13:30 to 18:00
Friday from 13:30 to 18:00
Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Closing days: Fermé les mardis
from 03/06/2024 to 30/06/2024
Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Closing days: Fermé les mardis
from 01/07/2024 to 12/07/2024
Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Tuesday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
from 13/07/2024 to 25/08/2024
Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Monday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Tuesday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Wednesday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Thursday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
from 26/08/2024 to 01/09/2024
Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Tuesday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
from 02/09/2024 to 08/09/2024
Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Closing days: Fermé les mardis
from 09/09/2024 to 19/09/2024
Sunday from 13:30 to 18:00
Monday from 13:30 to 18:00
Wednesday from 13:30 to 18:00
Thursday from 13:30 to 18:00
Friday from 13:30 to 18:00
Saturday from 13:30 to 18:00
Closing days: Fermé les mardis
from 20/09/2024 to 22/09/2024
Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:30
Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:30
Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:30
from 19/10/2024 to 02/11/2024
Sunday from 13:30 to 18:00
Monday from 13:30 to 18:00
Wednesday from 13:30 to 18:00
Thursday from 13:30 to 18:00
Friday from 13:30 to 18:00
Saturday from 13:30 to 18:00
Closing days: Fermé les mardis
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Site theme
Castle
Site category
Registered and listed sites
Architectural style of the site
Renaissance
Prices
Full adult price from 5.50€ to 10.00€ (Extérieur et Musée en visite Libre : 5,50€ Extérieur et Musée en visite Libre et château en visite Guidée : 10,00€)
Children's price from 3.50€ to 5.50€ (Tarif 8 à 16 ans Extérieur + Musée : 3,50€ Tarif 8 à 16 ans Extérieur + Musée + Château en visite guidée : 5,50€)
Price for large families starting from 27.00€ (2 adultes et 2 enfants)
Free of charge starting from 0.00€ (Enfants de moins de 8 ans)
Payment methods
Credit card
Cheques and postal orders
Holiday vouchers
Visits
Guided tours on request (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours (individuelles): Yes
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Guided tours on request (groupes): Yes
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Visit languages
Visit: French, English, Russian
Billboards: French, German, English, Chinese, Spanish, Dutch, Russian
Spoken language
English
French
Russian
Facilities
Picnic area
Equipped conference room
Services
Shop
Further information
Groups accepted starting from 20 persons
Pets not allowed
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