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General Conditions


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


Picnics are not authorized in the park. Exceptionally, you can bring a picnic during the Journées des Jardins (1st and 2 June 2019).


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 during the months of july and august).


These guided visits, for the moment only available in French, take place every hour, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm (last visit). Each visit lasts about 50 minutes.


During weekends and public holidays, we do not take any advance reservations: you will be signed up for the guided visit when you arrive.


During days of great affluence, we cannot guarantee there will be availability for guided visits as we can only take 30 visitors per visit.


The guided visit begins in front of the château. It is best to arrive about fifteen minutes before the visit, in order to have time to walk from the ticket office to the château itself.


Visiting the park


You may visit the park on your own. Count about two hours for a complete tour. You will be given a map (French/English) of the park at the entrance.


Guidelines for handicapped visitors wishing to visit Courances


The interior visit of the château is not specifically adapted for persons in wheel chairs, however we can make the visit possible by using other accesses than those usually used. In order to arrange this, please send an email to to specify your date and approximate time of arrival, so that we can arrange for your visit to be as pleasant as possible.


The visit of the park alternates between paved surfaces and lawns. The terrain presents a few slopes. The tearoom of La Foulerie and the Japanese Garden are accessible by a paved alley of 300m followed by an asphalt road of 200m. A gravel path allows one to take a tour of the château’s moat. The rest of the park is lawn.


Do not hesitate to contact us on for more details on the subject.