Attraction in the Vendee.
Chateau des Essarts
4, rue du
Vieux Chateau Les Essarts. Tel. 02 51 62 95 83.
major landmark in the civil and military heritage of the Vendee the
Chateau des Essarts has borne witness for over 1000 years of history. This
medieval Chateau with its feudal motte sits ontop a mound which dates from the
10th century. The fortified entrance gate dates from the 12th century and the
imposing square Saracen's tower from the 13th century. The Renaissance residence
was built around the 16th century.
During the 19th Century a new chateau was
buit nearby and the whole area was landscaped by the famous Buhler Brothers who
also designed the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
times: 1/7 to 4/9 every day except Mondays 14.30h to 18.30
Adult 3 euros.
Students and under 18's 1.5 euros
in the Vendee.