Normandy is divided into Upper and Lower regions. Many Castles, or Chateaus, dot the land.. The wealthy French tried to excel in design, above and beyond the ostentatious designs of each other. Most castles are owned privately. Some owners welcome occasional visits. There are plans for organized visits of the castle grounds. Some weekends have open castle doors. And, some castles/chateaus been converted into Hotels.
The following list is not complete, however the visit normandy website states that there is currently 98 Castles online
Upper Normandy Castles
Ancretieville-Saint- Victor: Chateau de Saint-Victor
Type: Private Location: Ancretieville-Saint-Victor Closest: Yvetot Built: 1730 Visit: Sometimes GPS: N49 40 14.4 E0 58 35.3 (Approx.)
Remarks: Once a year, the castle can be visited.
Angerville-Bailleul: Chateau de Bailleul
Type: Private Location: Angerville-Bailleul Closest: Valmont Built: 16th Visit: Yes GPS: N49 39 57.9 E0 27 19.5 (Approx.)
Remarks: Gardens and castle open to public.
Angerville la Martel: Chateau Angerville-la-Martel
Type: Private Location: Angerville-la-Martel Closest: Valmont Built: 17th Visit: No GPS: N49 45 33.1 E0 30 20.7 (Approx.)
Angiens: Chateau de Silleron
Type: Private Location: Angiens Closest: St.Valery-en-Caux Built: 17th Visit: No GPS: N49 49 53.4 E0 48 50.7 (Approx.)
Anneville-Ambourville: Manoir des Templiers
Type: Hotel Location: Anneville-Ambourville Closest: Jumieges Built: 13th Visit: Yes GPS: N49 27 45.4 E0 53 06.6 (Approx.)
Remarks: The Manor is used often for children events. It can be rented.
Anneville- Ambourville: Manoir de la Cheminee Tournante
Type: Private Location: Anneville-Ambourville Closest: Jumieges Built: 17th Visit: Sometimes GPS: N49 27 55.4 E0 51 49.4 (Approx.)
Remarks: The gardens alongside the Seine river can sometimes be visited.
Arques la Batille-: Fortress of Arques-la-Bataille
Type: Public Location: Arques-la-Bataille Closest: Dieppe Built: 1040 Visit: Yes GPS: N49 52 43.5 E1 07 32.1
Remarks: Construction started in 1040 of this fortress. The castle is at times closed due to reconstruction, but it is still visitable (check in advance).
Auberville La Manuel: Chateau de Auberville La Manuel
Type: Private Location: Auberville La Manuel Closest: St.Martin-aux-Buneaux Built: 1447 Visit: No GPS: N49 49 42.1 E0 35 11.5
Remarks: Beautiful castle with real fortified gates.
Auffay: Chateau de Bosmelet
Type: Private Location: Auffay Closest: Dieppe Built: 1632 Visit: Yes GPS: N49 42 59.7 E1 06 05.8
Remarks: 5 hectar garden and castle can be visited from 1st of June to 30th of Septembre.
Avrancehes: Fortress of Avranches
Type: Public Location: Avranches Closest: Avranches Built: 9th Visit: Yes GPS: N48 41.189 W1 21.644
Remarks: The fortress/castle is very much in ruins today. The castle was built by the Celts.
Bacqueville-en-Caux: Chateau More
Type: Public Location: Bacqueville-en-Caux Closest: Dieppe Built: 1870 Visit: Sometimes GPS: N49 47 11.3 E1 00 03.9 (Approx.)
Remarks: This is the head office of a boarding school.
Bayeux: Chateau de Sully ype: Hotel
Location: Bayeux Closest: Caen Built: 18th Visit: Yes GPS: N 49ÃÂ°18'3.34" W 0ÃÂ°43'58.72"
Remarks: 22 rooms and 15 acres ground.
Beaumesnil: Chateau de Beaumesnil
Type: Museum Public Restaurant Location: Beaumesnil Closest: Rouen Built: 1633 Visit: Yes GPS: N 49ÃÂ° 0'49.91" E0ÃÂ°42'34.09"
Remarks: Easter to June 30 - Friday - Monday - 14:00-18:00 July - August - Everyday 11:00-18:00 September - Everyday except Tuesday - 14:00-18:00 Entrance castle & parc: Ã¢ÂÂ¬7 adults, Ã¢ÂÂ¬3.50 kids Entrance park: Ã¢ÂÂ¬3 adults.
Bercheres sur Vesgre: Chateau de Bercheres
Type: Hotel Restaurant
Location: Bercheres sur Vesgre Closest: Rouen Built: 13th Visit: Yes GPS: N48 50 40.6 E1 32 24.7
Remarks: 21 room hotel and 24 hectar park, including a lake.
Bezancourt: Chateau du Landel Type: Hotel Restaurant
Location: Bezancourt Closest: Rouen Built: 18th Visit: Yes GPS: N49 26 33.6 E1 37 10.6
Remarks: 17 bedroom hotel.
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Maybe Lower Normandy?
Montfique, Calvados: Gernon
"...the Gernon's castle had had a fame of being an impenetrable fortress, in fact it held for at least three hundred fifty years, until the civil war in the mid 1300Ã¢ÂÂs, when enemies sieged the castle for months, before finally having to resort to burning out the castle & its village. "