Château de Mesnières
Avenue du Château 76270 MESNIERES-EN-BRAY / Pays de Bray
In the heart of the Pays de Bray, the Château de Mesnières has been nestled in the Béthune Valley for 500 years. A jewel of Renaissance architecture, you will be able to discover its wonderful treasures.
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)
Facilities : Picnic area, Accommodation on site, Parking for families, Plant nursery / Plant sales, Childrens' toilet, Restaurant, Film projection room, Fully equipped meeting room
Services : Shop, Bicycle parking
Activities available on site : Specific theme activities, Adult workshop, Specialist conferences, Conferences, Temporary exhibitions
The visit lasts approximately : 45 min
Languages spoken : English
Tours available in : English
Methods of payment : Postal or bank cheques, Cash