Château de Tilly was built by Claude Le Roux, the adviser of Parlement de Normandie, between 1530-1535. The castle is a small Renaissance jewel with its turrets with pointed roofs and red brick façades decorated with diamond shapes and lattices.



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Founded: 1530-1535
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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Tom Derouineau (3 months ago)
Dommage qu'il soit trop loin, dommage de cette augmentation de 3000 € par rapport à l'an dernier, bel endroit
Alexandre Schluraff (4 months ago)
Sumptuous place for a wedding. Idyllic setting. The rooms are very nice and well maintained and you sleep very well. The garden is grandiose and perfectly pruned.
Marie-Anne Mery (4 months ago)
A simply exceptional place, masterfully managed by passionate and extremely professional owners. A big thank you to Aurélie who accompanied us throughout our preparations until the day of D-Day. With an all-inclusive formula, we trusted them in the choice of service providers and saw how much they collaborate to perfection and we have no regrets. The Château de Tilly will know how to make your event a real success. Go there with your eyes closed!
Val d'A (15 months ago)
Very pretty Château in a magnificent setting. Warm welcome from our young guests. Everything was perfect! To visit for your future seminars / weddings / receptions!
Marine Petillat (15 months ago)
Simply beautiful castle and the rooms we stayed in were very comfortable and warm. Also, the owners Aurélie and Gaétan were attentive, very kind and accommodating hosts. We had a wonderful time for our friends' wedding - a dream weekend thanks to this idyllic setting. Thanks to them!
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