Château d'Epoisses

This is an ancient fortress surrounded by a double fortification enclosing 15th century houses, a rare dovecote with 3000 nesting holes, a 13th century church and beautiful gardens. Epoisses is just 30 minutes coach ride from Maison Claire Fontaine or 40 minutes from Lac Sauvin and the excursion includes a treasure hunt around the grounds as well as a guided tour of the castle. More information can be found at their website–

‘The Chateau visit also showed me history about France and it’s culture. It was interesting to find 2 dog beds in the middle of one room and to find that people live there today. The lifestyles of the important people were grand and precise. The history around the house was fascinating to learn about.’

Annabel, pupil at North London Collegiate School

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