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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.

http://www.visitnormandy.org/Normandy.nsf/Visit/Castles.htm

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 49°18'3.34" W 0°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 49° 0'49.91" E0°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: €7 adults, €3.50 kids Entrance park: €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.

See website for other castles and chateaus

Source for above: http://www.visitnormandy.org/Normandy.nsf/Visit/Castles.htm!OpenDocument&EndView

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 1300’s, when enemies sieged the castle for months, before finally having to resort to burning out the castle & its village. "

http://utenti.lycos.it/mary1943/second_part.htm