Château d'Ô was built in the 15th and 17th centuries with a flamboyant Gothic and Renaissance style. A moat surrounds the castle. Guided tours are available parts to the orangery and inside the castle.



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


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Roland Hardt (9 months ago)
Beautiful castle. Unfortunately it won't open again until 2021, so you're only able to see it from outside the entrance gate.
kris batty (15 months ago)
It's a fairy chateau. Private though. My friends live nearby
David vd Veer (2 years ago)
Amazing place .... sad you cant see everything because it is still occupied by a family
Corsica Pirizu (3 years ago)
Très beau château du 15ème et 17ème siècle donc en partie gothique et complété renaissance. Ce château est ouvert au public que sur une courte durée dans l'année et principalement le mois d'août. Seules certaines pièces peuvent être visitées et la visite se fait sur accompagnement. La visite extérieure permet de voir les évolutions architecturales.
Robert Bosman (3 years ago)
Jammer genoeg was het kasteel zelf gesloten voor bezoek maar ondanks dat mochten wij van degene die aanwezig was wel rondom het kasteel en door de tuin lopen om een mooie indruk te krijgen.
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