Chapel of the Dukes of Alençon, château garden, feudal mound

Historic sites and monuments

The castle and chapel are inscribed MH (XI-XVI e), they are very rare and significant remnants of the county and duchy of Alencon, emblematic of our region, residence of Peter II of Alençon who created the closed city of Essay and Marguerite de Lorraine for her dowry, then possession of Margaret of Angouleme-Alençon Navarre, sister of Francis I, grandmother of Henry IV, who had created with her husband Charles IV Alencon, the royal abbey of Saint Madeleine Essay in activity until the revolution.
External visit.
The site is run by various events: Rendezvous Gardens, Heritage Days, Christmas market, animations ...
Contact details

Chapel of the Dukes of Alençon, château garden, feudal mound

Rue du Château

61500 ESSAY

Mobile phone : 06 75 01 30 55

Garden types



Base rate - full rate adult From 1 €

Discount - maximum age : 16 years old

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Guided tour


Visite guidées sur demande - yes
Average time20 minutes60 minutes
Further informationfree tour of the outside -


Groups acccepted
Minimum number of people 10
Maximum number of people 50

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