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Châteauvillain

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Marne

Châteauvillain - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Marne
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Between Burgundy and Champagne, Châteauvillain is located 22 km from Colombey-les-Deux-churches, village dear to General De Gaulle. The city is ideally situated on the road linking the north and the south of France at 17 km from the A5 motorway (exit 23).

Châteauvillain benefits since December 6, 2012 the national label "small town character".

Geographical information

MunicipalityChâteauvillain
Postcode52120
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Latitude48.0348619 (N 48° 2’ 6”)
Longitude4.9183980 (E 4° 55’ 6”)
Surface area106.37 km²
Population1687 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChaumont (21 km, 23 min)
Insee code52114
IntercommunalityCC des Trois Forêts
DepartmentHaute-Marne
RegionChampagne-Ardenne

Nearest cities & towns

Pont-la-Ville6.3 km (9 min)
Orges7.3 km (10 min)
Bricon8.5 km (9 min)
Latrecey-Ormoy-sur-Aube9.4 km (11 min)
Cirfontaines-en-Azois9.8 km (13 min)
Aizanville9.9 km (13 min)
Dinteville10.2 km (16 min)
Coupray10.7 km (12 min)
Blessonville10.9 km (11 min)
Braux-le-Châtel11.6 km (13 min)
Richebourg11.6 km (14 min)
Autreville-sur-la-Renne12.2 km (15 min)
Maranville12.6 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

The image Châteauvillain is most often associated with the Deer Park of 272 hectares which will delight walkers, but it would be reductive to confine the city atour this one. Indeed, the history of the medieval town through the centuries like an epic in itself deserves a visit.

Inscribed in stone its 2.6 kilometers of fortified enclosures of the 12th and 14th centuries, at the foot of its battlements at the top of his twenty towers (there were once 60), as well as in its maze of alleys and walkways, this amazing story just waiting to unfold.

Charmingly nestled in a bend of the river Aujon, Châteauvillain is also a city of gardens bloom, nestled in the old ditches dug in the limestone rock.

The small museum of the city housed in the Tower of the audience to discover, among other things, the model room of the castles of the city. Guides lead you on not lords Châteauvillain: first Jean, Duke de Vitry, the Duke of Penthièvre (grand-son of Louis the 14th and Madame de Montespan) every day at 16h, 1 July to 31 August and go outside during the summer. 1 July to 31 August: two permanent exhibitions and three temporary exhibition halls of the Tower Auditorium are open every day from 14h to 19h (Free).

Guided tours of the medieval town every day at 16h in July-August (€ 5 / € 4 for groups / free for children wise!).

Every day of the year, access to the deer park. A park of 272 ha where live free hundreds of deer (admission free).

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Free hunt each summer from July 1 to August 31. Many summer events around the medieval garden.

Guided tours every day at 16h from 1 July to 31 August and throughout the year by appointment.

Exhibition of old cars on the last weekend of June.

Photos

Mrs. door (entrance to the city) XIV
Mrs. door (entrance to the city) XIV
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Machicolation wall XIII
Machicolation wall XIII
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Tour St. Mark XII
Tour St. Mark XII
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House of the Provost XVII
House of the Provost XVII
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The city is alive with its dams
The city is alive with its dams
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Poterne the confines of the 12th and troglodyte stairs
Poterne the confines of the 12th and troglodyte stairs
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Colombier
Colombier
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Lavoir with floating floors, unique in France
Lavoir with floating floors, unique in France
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Trinity Chapel (1604)
Trinity Chapel (1604)
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Covered Alley
Covered Alley
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Salon old vehicles late June
Salon old vehicles late June
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Poster medieval festival 2011
Poster medieval festival 2011
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Weather

Tuesday 26 may
Min. 7°C - Max. 16°C
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Wednesday 27 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 19°C
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Thursday 28 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Castle Dinteville: near Châteauvillain in a narrow valley leading to the Valley of the Dawn nearby Castle Dinteville Property of the Marquis of town Bauge and his wife, has a dual personality. Austere facade to look like typical military north of 16th century architecture, sober elegance of classic 18th century south. Approaching closer, the observer, to discover what a genius architect, succeeds in his time, through sham (fake windows painted plaster), the addition of pilasters or d ' embrasures to give a prominent 18th appearance at the severe facade of the sixteenth.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Vine and Wine Museum (for groups)
Local flavours350 € Colombey-les-Deux-Églises (24 km)
Tasting and sales at the cellar of Riceys
Local flavoursFreeLes Riceys (42 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walk for Jo - Geoffroy Sifferlen Path
HikeEasy3h00Noé-les-Mallets (27 km)
Circuit of the Crossing of the Roman Ways
HikeEasy3h00Langres (36 km)
Around Autigny
HikeEasy1h45Autigny-le-Petit (52 km)
Giffaumont-Champaubert - Droyes
Cycling itineraryEasy3h00Giffaumont-Champaubert (59 km)

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