Saint Germain de Livet Château-Museum


Located 7km from Lisieux. A fine group of buildings typical of the Pays d'Auge, reuniting a timber-framed manor from the second half of the 15th Century and a 16th Century residence in glazed brick and stone, a corner tower, moat, lake... The interior is fully furnished. Property of the municipality of Lisieux, which stages seasonal exhibitions there.
Contact details

Saint Germain de Livet Château-Museum

D 268


Phone : 02 31 31 00 03


WithoutObligatory for groups

Fixed telephone :

Garden types

French style

English style



Base rate - full rate adult From 7.30 €
Reduced rate From 5.30 €
Means of payment

Carte bleue

Debit cards

Postal or bank cheques





Specific theme activities

Adult workshop

Junior workshop


Temporary exhibitions

Sound and Light


Average time60 minutes -
Further informationGuided tours in F or GB: 1hr. -


Minimum number of people 11
Saint-Germain-de-Livet Château-Museum near Lisieux is a jewel in the Pays d'Auge's crown. Its stunning architecture has seen it listed as a Monument Historique. It is surrounded by a moat and has a half-timbered manor from the end of the 15th century and a building made from varnished brick and stone produced in Pré d'Auge at the end of the 16th century. The service room still has stunning frescoes from the end of the 16th century. Alter you've explored the site you can wander amongst the flowers and trees in the grounds. The'Musée de France' approved château museum displays furniture and collections owned by the family who donated their estate to Lisieux in 1957. The interior brings together furniture and artworks radiating 19th century sophistication and lifestyle. Inside you can explore the painter Léon Riesener's artistic and personal journey as the grandson of cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener and cousin of Eugène Delacroix. Its regularly hosts temporay exhibitions.

Further information

Environment : In the country

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