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Fortress of the 15th century ...
LA ROCHE COURBON is located in Saint-Porchaire between Saintes and Rochefort in the Charente-Maritime. Built in the 15th century, the château was substantially altered in the 17th. The arcade which supports the balcony was added to the façade, as was the double flight of steps which leads down to the French gardens where a series of well-integrated terraces with balustrades leads to the magnificent east-west views and to the steps flanking a water-course.
Stroll through the gardens, travel through prehistory or gardens history. Exhibition about the gardens' history.

Opening hours of the reception and the gardens:
- everyday from May 1 to September 30, from 10am to 7pm.
- everyday from October 1 to April 30, from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm.
Open on public holidays.
Guided visit of the Castle (45 min): everyday apart from Thursdays from September 15 to May 15.
Free visit of the gardens, park and caves (from 2h to 2h30): everyday from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm (in winter 5.30pm).

Closed : Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Sunday mornings during winter and during the week in January.

NEW! An Escape game: "The secret of the Marquis' room"
An authentic room, at the first floor of the castle, is especially set to offer you an immersion in an unforgettable adventure.
In family, with friends, for a birthday, a bachelor(ette) party, integration weekends, get ready for a complete escape in a historic game.
You will find all the information on our dedicated site:

Opening of a brand new circuit: "Préhistozen"
It is a brand new space of understanding and sharing the lifeof our distant ancestors, in an amazing natural setting.
Further Information :
Adult, the outdoors visit : 7.00 € - from 01/05/18 to 31/10/18: 8.00 €
Children from 7 to 14 years old : 6.00 €
Guided tour for adult, castle and gardens : 12.00 €
Guided tour for children (from 6 to 14 years old) Castle and Gardens: 6.00 €
Group from 15 people : 9.00 €
Free visit: 6.00 €

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  • Services : Free individual visits, Guided tour, Individual guided tours, Guided group visits, Free group visit
  • Equipments : Car park, Shop, Coach parking, Children's Games
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  • Categories : Classified or registered (CNMHS)
GPS coordinates :
Latitude : 45.8354
Longitude : -0.781145