Attraction in the Vendee.
Chateau de Terre Neuve.
privately owned chateau built in 1580 by Nicolas Rapin High Provost of the
constables of France and companion of Henri 1V, is inhabited all year round by
the descendants of d'Octave de Rochebrune and is a listed Historic Monument. The famous French
writer George Simenon lived in the chateau from 1940 to 1943.
is an architectural gem and is renowned for its monumental fireplaces decorated
with alchemist's symbols. It is also noted for the stone carved coffered
ceilings, its wood panelling from the Chateau de Chambord and the gold-leaf suns
in Louis X1V's bedroom. Also worthy of admiration are the original paintings,
furniture, collections and splendid items of clothing from the XV11 and Xv111
Center of Fontenay le Comte the Chateau de Terre Neuve is open every day from
the 1st May to 30th September from 9.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 19.00.
per person: Adults 6.30euros Children and educational groups 2.20euros. Other
Groups of 20+ 4.40euros
Rue de Jarnigande, Fontenay le Comte.
Tel. 02 51
69 17 75
Jarnigande, Fontenay le Comte.
Tel. 02 51 69 17 75
View more attractions
in the Vendee.
Chateau de Terre Neuve