During your vacation in Charente Maritime, you may have to endure a rainy day.
It’s not always easy to find something to do at these times.
It is impossible for you to stay in your mobile home or tent, it would be a shame to condemn a day of visit only because of the rain.
There are many possibilities, but for this half-day experience we invite you to experience a return to the past.
Take a step back a few years.
Meet at the castle of Dampierre sur Boutonne.
This name may not mean anything to you, but it is a vestige of the passing of time.
It is an exceptional monument that we invite you to visit.
A remnant of the past that reminds us how our ancestors lived.
For this ½ day, you can take the time to enjoy your breakfast and quietly prepare.
The ideal departure time is between 9:30 and 10:00.
It takes about 38 minutes to drive to the castle of Dampierre sur Boutonne.
From the moment you arrive, you’ll have an unobstructed view of this 16th-century Renaissance gem .
In the footsteps of François I and Louis XIII, discover this sumptuous building.
Practical information :
In high season the castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm.
You can visit the castle freely and wander from room to room.
Nevertheless, we advise you to opt for a guided tour.
The plus : the guide can give you some anecdotes about the castle.
- 11 euros for adults
- 6 euros for children under 18, PMR, job seekers, students
During this visit, you will discover the salons, the rooms and the stables.
All rooms are furnished with period furniture. You will be totally immersed in this period so far away.
If you have your k-way with you, you can take a quick tour of the gardens. Otherwise, you can see them from the top of the balconies.
An experience as enchanting as it is enriching.
If this visit has made you want to learn more about the castles of Charente Maritime, other visits are possible:
The Castle of Crazannes, known as the “castle of the cat in the hat” or the Castle of Jonzac.
Please feel free to leave us your thoughts on this rainy ½ day.