"CHATEAU DE CREVECOEUR" Crèvecoeur-en-Auge Things to Do Tip by balhannah
Crèvecoeur-en-Auge Things to Do: 8 reviews and 37 photos
The main reason I came here was, the Chateau and to see the preserved houses, farms, church & more dating back to the 12th century that are in this open air museum.
It is an exhibition on the accomplishments of the Schlumberger brothers and an exhibition on the history of Crevecoeur.
I would like you to join my husband and I, as we take a walk around the complex.
There is a set numbered route to follow, and at each building, a description of what you are looking at. I also picked up a pamphlet on my way in.
No 1, was the 16th century gatehouse, and it was here where I paid the admission fee and the souvenir shop was located. The Gatehouse building comes from the ancient castle of Beuvillers (near Lisieux) and is built in similar stone to Chateau Germain De Livet
No 2 was the "Outer Bailey" a large lawned area.
No 3 was a 15th century farm which we were able to go inside for a look. Originally, part of the building was where the Farmer lived and the other part was for the Horse stables, fodder etc.
no4 A 15th century dovecote, a symbol of feudal power and wealth. The loft is used to store food for the table of the lord.
No 5 Was the outdoor bread oven where the bread was baked daily.
OPENING HOURS 11am - 6pm closing at 7pm in the Summer
Address: D613 between Caen & Lisieux
Phone: 33 0)231 630 245
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