Normandy, a land of castles and lords, is an essential stop to learn more about the medieval period.
Among the numerous castles located in the Eure Department, the Domaine d’Harcourt is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Normandy. First a fortress made of wood and earth, then of stone, the castle you can see today, with its fortification wall, its bailey and its ditch, dates back to the 12th and 14th centuries.
The Domaine d'Harcourt is not only a castle, it also comprises an exceptional arboretum, which is considered as the oldest one in France. Consisting of 500 different species of trees and bushes, all equally impressive in their origin, their size or their age (some are ranging from 150 to 200 years old and others are more than 40 metres high), this peaceful place is an ode to nature.
Autumn is certainly the most beautiful season to explore this unique site where time seems to stand still.
We particularly like: Making the most of the serenity of venerable trees next to a medieval castle.