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A must visit

Although it is a ruin and the main keep is the only real place standing, there are very good signs... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Paul A
Not a lot left but still enough to make a visit worthwhile

There’s not a lot left of the castle but enough remains to marvel at the thickness of its walls... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Nos6
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Although it is a ruin and the main keep is the only real place standing, there are very good signs all around that bring the place to life. There are also lovely views of the gorge and valley.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 8 August 2018

There's not much of a castle to see however what's left is interesting. The views from the grounds are really good and it's a pleasent walk on a sunny day when you can see the furthest, a family picknic in the grounds is well worth...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

There’s not a lot left of the castle but enough remains to marvel at the thickness of its walls, and height and there are few nooks and crannies to explore. A few information boards are also scattered around which include English and help to add...More

Thank Nos6
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We spent an hour or so exploring the castle ruins.It is a beautiful area. It was rainy the day we went but remained in the area because of the beauty and the history of the castle. The signs at the site are a must read...More

Thank SucatP
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Remind yourself how much English and French history has been intertwined by taking time to read the very informative interpretation panels at this marvel of mediaeval history. Best off all; it's free!

Thank KeithandMaggie
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Domfront I do hope is on the up. There is so much history in this small town with its medieval timber framed buildings with the castle having been central to it all historically sadly now a remnant of its former glory reflected in many of...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I find a walk around the grounds of the chateau very pleasant any time of year. During the summer the tourist information office offers guided walks around the chateau and old town for just a few euros. On a Wednesday afternoon the tour is in...More

Thank heidimay
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Domfront a medieval town now a lovely village with a few shops and a great place to visit the Chateau is in a great park and the building in this picture is the town hall

Thank davehannan271
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The Medieval old town in Domfront with its castle ruins dating back to the 11th century is worth a visit - free entry into the ruins and a great place for a picnic. Lovely sights from the high vantage points looking out over the countryside....More

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Nice medieval old town. As Sam Johnson would say, worth seeing if you're in the area, but maybe not worth going to see if you're not. (Given that there are so many equivalents in Europe, but definitely worth an afternoon.)

Thank Ben W
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