The roughly rectangular enclosure consists of high curtain walls, once crenellated and flanked by solid cylindrical turrets.
The entrance is defended by a stunner and a portcullis but without a drawbridge.
The rectangular keep with flat buttresses was refurbished in the 16th century. On the ground floor there is a vaulted prison whose outer door, when open, blocks the door of the dungeon.
Adjacent to the keep, the very remodelled dwelling houses rooms in which entertainment is offered in the summer season.
Since June 8, 2022, the castle is part of the Micro-Folie project, which allows to discover cultural works in a digital way. Thus, 12m2 of screen wall, digital tablets and 4 virtual reality helmets complete the works of the museum of Chauvigny!
OPENING HOURS AND PERIOD
Opening hours to the public :
The courtyard of the Château d'Harcourt is open to the public from June 1st to September 30th (except for events): from 2pm to 6pm and in July and August from 10am to 6pm depending on the programme of events.
Guided tours :
At fixed times for individuals and, for groups, by reservation all year round, from the Chauvigny Museum and Heritage Service: information, rates, conditions and reservations on 05 49 46 35 45.
During the winter school vacations (all zones): Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
Free admission on opening days
Click here to see the Micro-Folie 2024 program