Château de Domfront, Normandie, France

Château de Domfront has a turbulent and interesting history that goes back many centuries. From what I was able to find out, it appears that the chateau was built by Henry I Beauclerc, and was standing in 1051 when it was assailed by William the Conquerer, Henry’s father. It passed through many hands during the centuries until it became a protected, historical monument in 1875. Click here if you’re interested in learning more about the extensive and tempestuous history of the chateau. Today, it is a public park, free of charge to visit, and luckily, it is just a short drive from our home.

The grounds include ruins of the ramparts, towers and other structures.

Sketch courtesy of theTravelsketcher

The château is located in the medieval section of Domfront which is another interesting place to visit.

You will have worked up an appetite after all that walking, so head to Le Bistrot St Julien. Located just a few blocks from the château, this restaurant has received many favorable reviews and is a favorite with the locals, like us!

If you plan to visit the château in the near future, note that there is some archeological activity at the site and some areas are closed to the public.

I mentioned our car purchase in my post last week, which was finalized on Tuesday. We headed back to Normandie as soon as the paperwork was finished and are glad to be home.

Neville is finally enjoying some outdoor time now that the weather is warmer.

Oh, and we found an interesting item in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue; do you think we should buy it? 😉

Wishing you grand adventures,


24 thoughts on “Château de Domfront, Normandie, France

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  1. Wow what a beautiful place to explore and photograph, especially in the spring when tulips are blooming ☺️ I would love to go back to France once more to see its many wonderful sights ☺️ thanks for sharing and have a good day ☺️ Aiva

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  2. I am enjoying your pictures and comments so much. Particularly like the photo of the stone staircase. Keep on taking pictures and sharing with us! Nancy Paulsen

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    1. Thank you , Leighton; I’m thrilled to know you enjoyed the post and photos. We bought several items in the shop where they had the Easter Island replicas, but they were swamped with customers, so we didn’t get a chance to ask the price.

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  3. You know what they say … if these walls could talk! Stunning pictures of the château (and the colourful flowers – love those tulips). Congratulations on your new car … and I’m happy to see Neville venturing outside!

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  4. How lucky are you to have a French chateau in your back yard — with it’s accompanying medieval section of town and yummy restaurant! Do you realize how envious (in a good way) you are making all of your friends? I am so proud of you two for realizing this very big dream.

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