Chateau D'Harcourt and the Historical Arboretum

The last week of our Summer holiday to see friends and family turned out to be positively autumnal. Gone was the hot weather that had burnt me early on that summer and in it's place was now much colder weather. This didn't stop play and we were soon out and about again. This time we took in Château Harcourt and it's Arboretum.

Château D'Harcourt and the Historical Arboretum

Starting our Adventure Outside

As this was the week that many children in France and the UK had gone back to school we had the area almost to ourselves. We started in the arboretum dating back to 1802, where it was lovely and peaceful. There's something about nature that leads you to just relax and shake off all your stresses. This was the second arboretum of the year for us but it was just as impressive.



Château D'Harcourt and the Historical Arboretum

There was of course another reason for starting our adventure outside too. For there was a set of geocaches planted in the grounds which led visitors to the area around the château. Sadly we couldn't find two of these but found lunch instead!

Take a Step Inside


Château D'Harcourt and the Historical Arboretum

Once we had finished exploring outside we took a step inside to discover more about the sites history. The château came into creation during the 12th and 14th Centuries and work to restore it began in the 17th Century. An exhibition inside the château leads to discovering all about the Vikings who inhabited the area to the creation of the arboretum.

Here are a few things to note should you wish to visit.  

  • Entrance Prices are 4 Euros for adults and Children over the age of 6 years old are 1.50 Euro. Those under the age of 6 enter for free.
  • It is open from 1 March to the 15 November 
  • Times do vary so do check these out before you go
  • 13 rue du Château 27800 Harcourt
Have you visited a castle recently?



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  1. What a beautiful place! #humpdaylinky

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  2. What a gorgeous adventure! We visited the Winchester House recently on hols, which isn't a castle but it should be called a castle. A bonkers one. #humpdaylinky

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  3. Looks like a great castle to visit, my kids would definitely like to explore it! #bloggerclubuk

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  4. This looks very exciting, children would love it I am sure #blogginggoidtume@_karendennis

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  5. Ah what a lovely little adventure, my boys would be in their element in a castle! #sharingthebloglove

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  6. Hi, its a whil since we have visited a castle this looks like a great pice and a great way. To spend the day #humpdaylinky

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  7. I love how adventurous you are, so wonderful for your girls to go see all these places. #ablogginggoodtime

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  8. What a pretty chateau Helena! Great to meet you yesterday too #FarawayFiles

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  9. Oh wow, this place looks beautiful!! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  10. Wow another enchanting destination! You're totally selling this region of France to me!
    Thanks so much for linking up to #coolmumclub

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  11. What a beautiful château! And how wonderful that you virtually had the whole castle to yourself. As you know, we're really big fans of castles so this would be a treat for us - we've not explored any French castles yet. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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  12. This is absolutely beautiful. I love castles. Pen x #coolmumclub

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  13. Wow, what an amazing place to visit! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

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  14. I've been to a few places in the Netherlands where this has happened - we've found ourselves there outside school termtime, and had the place practically to ourselves. The chateau sounds great. I really must try geocaching one day with my two! Thanks for linking up with #CulturedKids

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  15. Looks like a wonderful place to explore #PoCoLo

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  16. I love a castle and arboretums too so this sounds pretty perfect! Thank you for linking up to #CulturedKids

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  17. It's so nice when all the other kids have gone back to school and you can explore more freely. We love castles and there are so many wonderful in our local area. Mich x #Countrykids

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  18. This sounds gorgeous. Especially grand as you'd the place to yourself. Is that photo at the bottom of a slice of tree?

    Thanks for joining #daysoutwithatoddler - it's lovely to see where you went to on your holidays :)

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  19. This looks amazing, we have visited chateaus before, but to be honest they were boring #,daysoutwithtoddler@_karendennis

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  20. We love exploring a castle - always gets the imagination working! I love the look of that one - that bridge leading up to it looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  21. So affordable for a good family day out and castles always lead to learning and the stimulating of imaginations.

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  22. The castle looks so typically French,I can't quite say why but it just has that imposing French castle look to it. Quite a history dating back to the 12th Century and it looks like it has survived really well inside and out. Definitely one worth stopping to visit.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  23. Such a lovely place to visit and very affordable too. #countrykids

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  24. This looks like a lovely place to visit, and so reasonably priced too. We're big fans of castles and are members of English Heritage. Geocaching we've tried, but I'm terrible at it!

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  25. What a lovely place to visit - my 5 year old would be in heaven!! Thanks for linking up to #Blogstravaganza

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  26. It looks wonderful Helena, we must visit a castle soon. I have a few in mind. Sarah #ExplorerKids

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  27. It looks like a great place to explore, I would love to visit a chateau someday x #daysoutwithatoddler

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  28. This looks like a nice castle to visit with the kids. #explorerkids

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  29. This looks like a beautiful castle and a great day out with the kids lovely photos. Mandy xxx #ExplorerKids

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  30. That looks amazing. We did, in fact, visit a castle this past summer. It had quite a sad history, but it's now a beautiful tourist attraction.

    If you're interested in seeing my photos, visit my FB album! https://www.facebook.com/1462493384048002/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1772774279686576

    ~Jess
    #ExplorerKids

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  31. What a lovely place! I absolutely love France and all its history. Thanks for sharing #ExplorerKids

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  32. My boys love running around arboretums. Its nice to give them the space and freedom in a safe environment too

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  33. What a beautiful chateau and how lovely it mostly to yourself too. Sounds like you had a lovely day out :-) #countrykids

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  34. How amazing, I love castles and arboretums... #Blogstravaganza

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  35. Great place to visit, It's good to get out and about. I love to have places on my radar to think about, this post makes me think of the planning I need to do for our next trip:)
    Mainy
    #TotsTravel

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  36. Yeay! I'm a big fan of geocaches too - but I'm so very crap at it too! lol! Glad you've found lunch instead. :) I love visiting castle, Château Harcourt seem to be very nice. Sadly, we didn't managed to visit one this summer. But yes - it is on our list for next summer for sure!

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on #ExplorerKids x

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  37. This looks lovely. It looks fun for exploring and the prices don't seem too bad either.

    Cat
    #Daysoutwithatoddler

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