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Tour Grise - Verneuil-sur-Avre

 

The medieval Tour Grise keep was erected under the reign of Philip II of France (in French: Philippe Auguste) in 1204 after he conquered the Duchy of Normandy. The tower houses various exhibits on the history of Verneuil, especially from the Middle Ages: suits of armour, gruesome medieval torture devices, diorama models and Dukes of Normandy. Learn all about the bloody Battle of Verneuil fought in 1424, in a permanent exhibition in the Battle room on the first floor of the Tower. The exhibition recounts the mighty clash that was of great strategic importance, but that has been largely overlooked in the history of the Hundred Years War, between thousands of English knights and archers, led by John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, and a Franco-Scottish army fighting for Charles VII, just outside the fortified town of Verneuil. Finally, it is worth climbing to the top of the tower for a fabulous 360-degree panoramic view of Verneuil and its surrounding area that includes the site of the battle field.

 

Treasure hunts are organised during school holidays for children.

Visit lasts 30 to 45 minutes.

 

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Practical informationPhone : +33 (0) 2 32 32 17 17
Address : rue de la Tour Grise 27130 Verneuil-sur-Avre (Verneuil d'Avre et d'Iton)
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DatesClosing days :

Closed on Monday and Tuesday


Opening days :

Open from Wedsneday to Sunday from 10 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm :

From the 10th of February to the 11rst of March 2018

From the 31rst of March to the 16th of September 2018 

From the 20th of October to the 4th of November 2018

 


Prices

Adult : 3 €

Kids (7-12 yo) : 2 €

Free under 7


Facilities and services
  • Boutique, shop
  • Free tour
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