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Chateau des Essarts
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4, rue du Vieux Chateau  Les Essarts. Tel. 02 51 62 95 83.
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As a 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.
Opening times: 1/7 to 4/9 every day except Mondays 14.30h to 18.30
Admission: Adult  3 euros
                Students and under 18's 1.5 euros
                under 12's Free.
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