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Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle

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2 Route de Marennes, 17620 Saint Jean d'Angle, France
+33 5 46 82 76 03
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Just spent the dat there with my wife daughter and granddaughter. It was suburb. As someone's who's... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
ozwald24
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Macclesfield
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Excellently restored medieval xastle

Story book restored castle with small keep surrounded by a water filled moat. Lots to see and do... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Redrabs
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Au XIeme siecle, une premiere motte feodale avec une tour en bois existait sur ce site. Reconstruit, mais en pierre, par Guillaume de Lusignan et Denise d'Angle vers 1180, ce chateau constitue un exemple remarquable d'architecture militaire medievale. Situe sur la rive est du golfe de Saintonge, face a Brouage, il contribuait a la defense des 6 000 hectares de marais salants qui assuraient des revenus considerables. Jusqu'en 1750, il restera dans la famille des Lusignan puis St Gelais de Lusignan, personnages emblematiques et hauts en couleur, proteges par la fee Melusine. Ensuite il tombera dans l'oubli.En 1994, lorsqu'il est classe monument historique, ce n'est plus qu'une ruine envahie par le lierre, les arbres et les ronces. Les remparts sont fissures de toutes parts, le logis renaissance n'a ni toit, ni plancher, ni portes, ni fenetres.Rachete fin 1994, le chateau est completement restaure par son proprietaire actuel Alain ROUSSELOT, qui, a ce titre, sera gratifie en 2002 du Grand Prix des Vieilles Maisons Francaises et du prix Europa Nostra remis a Bruxelles au palais d'Egmond. Ces prix recompensent l'importance des travaux realises et la qualite parfaite de la restauration a l'identique.
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  • Average3%
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“middle ages” (2 reviews)
“weapons” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 Route de Marennes, 17620 Saint Jean d'Angle, France
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+33 5 46 82 76 03
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Just spent the dat there with my wife daughter and granddaughter. It was suburb. As someone's who's French is not up to scratch, it was easy to follow the guide posters and quiz which led us round the fort. The place was very educational without...More

Thank ozwald24
André R, Propriétaire at Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you !!!! very kind of you

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Story book restored castle with small keep surrounded by a water filled moat. Lots to see and do with reproduction armour and weapons worn and wielded by staff . Excellent tableaux inside the living areas of the keep plus you could see the staff's penchant...More

Thank Redrabs
Reviewed 4 September 2016

you get dressed up and join in with all sorts of period games. It is a good small outing and in a pretty area.

Thank mariamnjono
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived just before 5pm and were the last to leave. Our children loved the fact we could all dress up and explore the Fort in medieval clothes. The quiz is fantastic and ensures you get to explore every part of the Fort & grounds....More

Thank measton2015
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We plucked this place out of our map, and what a brilliant surprise. It was like travelling back through time to the middle ages. We were all given the option to put on some "Costume Dress", and take part in both Kids & Adults quiz's...More

Thank trentysarmy
André R, Propriétaire at Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you for your comment, we are very glad you enjoyed the castle !

Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We went one Sunday morning in June. As anyone who has been to France knows finding something to do on a Sunday is like a miracle. So when we found this place we were very happy. We arrived about half an hour after it opened...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We called in here to kill a bit of time but kids loved it.seeing mum and dad dress up as knights and Princess.. played games and had a laugh.a good couple of hours fun.

Thank daniel40arrandale
Reviewed 16 August 2015

For the second day the weather wasn't fit for time on the beach, so almost in desperation we visited this château expecting it to take less than an hour. To our surprise we were captivated by the work that had gone into its restoration and...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We recently visited and were shown around by the owners son. He spoke good English and was very enthusiastic about both the renovation of the castle and it's history. The site is atmospheric. Also good for families and the medieval games in the grounds are...More

Thank Jan586
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