Château de Mesnières
Avenue du Château 76270 Mesnières-en-Bray / Pays de Bray
The castle has been located in Pays de Bray, in the Valley of La Béthune for 500 years. It is a jewel of the Renaissance architecture where you can discover many tresures : the red deers gallery where the Marquis de Mesnières have had seven red deers sculpted, the four drums room which used to be a music room, the cards room with its 19th century paintings... You can also visit the area that has been renovated after the fire of February 20 of 2004. The framework has been reconstructed as it was before...
Come and enjoy our green and quiet setting, the beautiful "à la française" gardens.
The animals, goats, peacocks, ducks, gooses...will delight the children as the football, volleyball and pétanque grounds...
You can also have a walk in the 5 hectares landscape garden with its limetrees, oak trees and chestnut trees… And in spring, you can admire the rare and protected wild tulips, the daffodils and primeroses…
A little bit far away in the garden, you will find a tower beside a bed of various flowers, where you can enjoy a beautiful view on Pays de Bray.
In 2008, a plant nave has been created by 2 ceramicists of Pays de Brays, Jacques et Juliette DAMVILLE. It is a hudge sculpture allying earthenware and plants. Outside the nave, the colours are similar to those you find in the Norman countryside but inside the nave, the colours are bright as those you could see in the art of GAUDI in Barcelone.
The castle is located 25 min away from Rouen, via the A28 highway (free), 30 min away from Dieppe (D914 or D1 roads), 35 min away from Abbeville (A28 highway), 50 min away from Amiens, 1h away from Le Havre via the A28 highway and the A29 highway, 1h50 away from Paris via the D914 road or the A28 highway and the A13 highway via Rouen.
Near the castle, you find :
- the Green Avenue, the former rail road dedicated to hikers, bikers, riders and persons with reduced mobility... An ideal place to do roller blades. A safe road without motor vehicles on 45 km from Dieppe to Forges- les-Eaux à Dieppe.
- The canal of the castle and La Béthune : a place for fishing.
- The village with a delicatessen where you can find your newspaper, bread, fruits, tobacco...or a café to have a drink.
-The hiking trails to discover the beautiful Normandy.
- A poney riding school for children.
You can rent halls for weddings, parties, seminars, company meetings... (for 20 up to 1000 persons). Rooms and gite for rent (up to 400 beds). Catering for your gastronomic meals, full board, cocktails, snacks or breakfasts...
Castle, Renaissance, Official historical monument of France (MHC)
- from 01 july 2016 to 31 august 2016 (Single)
from 14h30 to 18h30
Closed : Tuesday
- from 01 january 2016 to 31 december 2016 (Group - Seminar)
Closed : Tuesday
Facilities : Auditorium, Plant nursery / Plant sales, Fully equipped meeting room, Film projection room, Accommodation on site
Services : Shop
Activities available on site : Specific theme activities, Junior workshop, Specialist conferences, Conferences, Temporary exhibitions, Sound and Light
The visit lasts approximately : 45 min
Languages spoken : English
Tours available in : English
Boutique ouverte en juillet et août tous les jours, sauf le mardi, de 14h30 à 18h30.
|Base rate - full rate adult||From 5.00€
|Child rate||From 3.00€
|Reduced rate||From 3.00€
|Rate for large families||From 4.00€
|Subscriber's rate||From 5.00€
|Rate for adult group||From 4.00€
|School group rate||From 3.00€
Methods of payment : Postal or bank cheques, Cash