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Le miroir depuis la terasse du château par Anne-Laure Doussaint

General Conditions

 

Dogs are allowed in the park, provided they are kept on a lead.

 

Picnics are not allowed in the park, except during the Journées des Jardins (8 and 9 June 2019).

 

Photographs may not be taken inside the château, which is private and home to the family. You may however take as many photographs of the park as you wish.

 

Visiting the château

 

The château can only be visited with a guide, from 2pm to 6pm, at weekends and on public holidays during the season (2019 : from 06/04 to 30/06 and from 31/08 to 03/11; the château is closed in July and August).

 

Guided tours (currently only available in French) take place every hour, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm (last visit). The tour lasts about 50 minutes.

 

We are not able to take advance reservations for the château guided tour at weekends and on public holidays. You should sign up for the guided tour on arrival at the ticket office.

 

On particularly busy days, we cannot guarantee that guided tours will be possible for everyone. We can only take 30 visitors per visit.

 

The guided tour begins in front of the château. Allow 15 minutes to walk from the ticket office to the château itself.

 

Visiting the park

 

The park is open for visits only at weekends and on public holidays from 2pm to 6pm, from 6 April to 3 November 2019.

 

You are free to visit the park on your own. You should allow about 1h30 to 2 hours for a thorough visit. A free plan is available at the ticket office.

 

Children’s toys are available for hire in the greenhouse next to the park entrance (carriage, princess’s parasol, knight’s cape, etc.).

 

Swings are provided for children, and benches are placed at various locations in the park.

 

Guidelines for disabled persons visiting Courances

 

The tour of the château interior is not specifically adapted for persons in wheelchairs, but is possible if special access facilities are used. Please send an email to info@courances.net to specify your date and approximate time of arrival, so we can make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

 

The park visit alternates between paved surfaces and lawns. The terrain is generally flat, but there are some slopes. La Foulerie tearoom and the Japanese Garden are accessible by a paved alley of 300m followed by an asphalt road of 200m. A gravel path surrounds the château’s moat. The rest of the park is lawn.

 

You are welcome to contact us on info@courances.net for more details on accessibility.