Château de la Fresnaye

Falaise, France

Château de la Fresnaye was built in the 17th century. The estate was acquired in 1640 by Nicolas Vauquelin and three manor buildings were mentioned in document dated to 1678. The main building was rebuilt in 1750. The beautiful English style park surrounds the castle.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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Gloria “Glopy” DAWODU (3 months ago)
Walk with my doggie before going to the market for a little dog training and socialization. Well maintained, you can park there. It’s a shame that the castle is not worth visiting.
mag l (2 years ago)
At the castle like every year for its flea market. Always super interesting because very varied in the offer. Fewer people this year because of the rains and the storm.
Florence P (2 years ago)
Castle built in the 17th century, used for temporary exhibitions. The park is open all year round. Until May 8, 2022, works by Norman artists are on display, which you can purchase. Free entry.
Olivier Delaon (3 years ago)
“The intelligence of the hand” A beautiful exhibition for ten artists in an old place, of course, but magnificent to highlight their works with very beautiful light. A very pleasant visit until September 19, 2021.
Pascal MORIN (EXPERT INDÉPENDANT) (3 years ago)
Castle open free of charge for exhibitions. The visit is limited to 5 or 6 rooms decorated with works by local artists (moreover very pretty and accessible). The park is very poorly maintained, just a few cleared paths to take a walk in the middle of the nettles.
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