Talmont Castle Castles / Towers / Forts in Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm

Opens Monday at 10:30 am

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Useful information

Location : In town

Province : South Coast & Poitevin Marshes

Services

  • Cash
  • Chèques vacances (holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • English
    • Talmont Castle is an old coastal fortress whose first masonry remains date back to 1020, making it one of the oldest stone castles in France!

      The site contains a primitive enclosure of approximately two hundred and fifty linear meters as well as a main tower in an exceptional state of conservation, which has no less than five levels still in elevation.

      Former property of Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine, then of her son Richard the Lionheart, this castle is not only an exceptional architectural and heritage object , but also a historic place imbued with essential personalities in the history of France.

      Classified as a Historic Monument since 2009, Talmont Castle is an unmissable cultural site in Vendée. A rich program of shows (chivalry, falconry, nocturnal events), entertainment, visits and events (Egg Hunt, Medieval Festival, Murder Party) contribute to the promotion and transmission of the place.

  • Français

Traveller Reviews Talmont Castle

4.4 sur 5 4456 reviews

  • J C (Jonathon)

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by J C (Jonathon) on 06/06/2023

    A very old castle, which focuses its tourism upon its time ruled by King Richard I. A fantastic place with, shows, kids events and freedom to walk about. While no means large, it's quaint, fun and everyone seems to relish working there.

  • Nancy Rickard

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nancy Rickard on 05/07/2024

    Excellent visit. Be warned, there are a lot of steps both up and down. Some quite steep. But doable even by a 76 year old!

  • Luc G.

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Luc G. on 18/07/2018

    Nice show, telling the historical story about the castle and its king. Small downside if you're not into French: the whole story is told in French. Further, you can actively play old games from the age of knights and have a look at the castle. Prices are ok seen the activities you can enjoy.

Traveller Reviews Talmont Castle

4.5 sur 5 862 reviews

  • "A great bit of history"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by BlaithinT (Maynooth, Ireland) on 11/07/2024

    Great castle with great views from the top, with free shows on multiple times a day! Lovely staff who helped our kids pick outfits to play dress up! If we had gotten there earlier in the day, there...

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  • "Fabulous castle"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by NormaJames (Crayford, United Kingdom) on 18/08/2023

    Really interesting castle to visit with information in English as well as French. The whole experience is brilliant, from the lovely walk around what was the moat, with medieval music playing gently...

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  • "Pleasant experience"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by biggordonmc (biggordonmc) on 18/08/2023

    Nice experience. Friendly people working there, falcons were fun, castle was quite cool. Enjoyed the 2 hours we were there. Not sure you could spend more time than this. Wasn't too busy and we liked...

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Talmont Castle

Address

3 rue de l'Hotel de Ville
85440 Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Contacts

Phone : 02 51 90 27 43

GPS coordinates

46° 28'3.03"N, 1° 37'6.42"W

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