The history of Crosville family dates from the Norman Age (11th century), but the Château de Crosville was built in the late 1400s by Jean Boudet Crosville. Today the keep and gatehouse remain of this castle.

In the 18th century Jean V Crosville rebuilt the castle, but it was left to decay in 1742. Put up for sale in 1980, the Lefol family, then farmers, bought up the entire property. Today, thanks to their eager farmer daughter Michèle, the restored castle has found its soul again.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Céline Sauthier (21 months ago)
Beau site, compliqué avec les propriétaires
Anne GRUESO (2 years ago)
Quoi dire de plus ! Superbe !
Justine Maurin (2 years ago)
Si vous recherchez l'endroit idéal dans le Cotentin pour accueillir votre mariage, ne cherchez plus. Le Château de Crosville est un superbe château médiéval, la salle est splendide, l'équipe adorable et très arrangeante. Le traiteur est également excellent et a géré sans problèmes notre repas pour 160 personnes. Tous les invités se sont régalés. Nous recommandons les yeux fermés, un grand merci à Michèle, Paolo et Thierry pour leur accueil et leur professionnalisme !
Pierre Oléron (2 years ago)
Nous avons organisé notre mariage le 26 mai 2018 au château de Crosville. Le lieu est magnifique et convivial, les propriétaire sont adorables et à l'écoute, le cuisinier est passionné, excellent et de qualité. Grace à ce cadre et cette équipe, nous avons vécu le plus beau de jour de notre vie : un grand merci à eux!!
Elizabeth-Jeanne Gosselin (2 years ago)
La journée des plantes Franco -Britanniques est un moment de convivialité, de partage et de découvertes. Une belle promenade à travers tout ce qui se fait pour les jardins. Sans oublier les épices du monde, les fromages et tout ce qui agrémente un bon repas en famille entouré d'amis.
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