Famous for its Deer Park, a forest area of 272 hectares which is popular with walkers and where a hundred or so deer roam freely, the small town of Châteauvillain, nestling on the banks of the Aujon, also has plenty to delight lovers of old buildings. Its fortified enclosures from the 12th and 14th centuries, Court Tower, 14th-century Lady's Gate and wall walks are so many reminders of the medieval past of this charming Haute-Marne town.
Visit the 13th-century Court Tower, with its temporary exhibitions and little museum, whose exhibits include scale models of the town's castles.
An unmissable event for all hunting fans, the Pleasures of Hunting and Nature fair, which takes place every last weekend in August at the Deer Park in Châteauvillain, with specialist exhibitors' stands, a big outdoor meal, performances and St. Hubert's mass.
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".
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).
Free treasure hunt every summer from 1 July to 31 August. Many summer events around the medieval garden.
Guided tours every day at 16h from 1 July to 31 August and all year by appointment.
Exhibition of old vehicles last weekend of June.
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.