Château de Brécourt

Douains, France

Château de Brécourt was built in 1625. It consists of a moat and U-shaped main building. Today it is a hotel.



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Brécourt, Douains, France
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Founded: 1625
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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David Ruppenthal (8 months ago)
Château de brecourt, on peu visité le château mais aussi pour les curieux du débarquement il y a une stèle au croisement d'une route qui est dédié à la 101eme et surtout à la easy company avec 13 hommes ils ont détruit 4 canons qui auraient pu mettre à mal le débarquement sur la plage d'utah.
Club Spagh (8 months ago)
Une merveilleuse ambiance communautaire, des séjours participatifs d’avant-ouverture inoubliables ... en plus de projets brillants. Le Château De Brécourt est une référence pour les membres de notre club suisse. Nous aimons, nous conseillons, nous soutenons (crowdfunding et vie communautaire) ! On y reviendra encore et encore une fois les travaux finis, aussi !
Lucy Clarke (9 months ago)
Excellent Services..
Alexa Vargas (9 months ago)
Ambiance paisible,paysages rayonnantes, un lieu de promenade familiale incontournable.
Noël thieury (9 months ago)
Beau château extérieurement. Vient d'être racheté par un suisse se faisant appelé le "Comte Bienveillant de Brescourt" Un peu hautain comme titre ! Et l'autocollant heponyme sur le Mercedes manque un peu de sincérité....
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