Double epic, medieval and industrial, in a single castle

The encounter between a medieval epic, where tournaments are mentioned, and an industrial epic where oil drilling is mentioned; is quite unusual and improbable. And yet, it takes place in a castle whose buildings have a superb Norman architecture.

The castle of Crèvecœur

The castle of Crèvecœur is a small miracle, a unique example of small lordships lovingly preserved, almost intact.

It is composed of two parts: a high courtyard, housing the seigneurial dwelling, accessible by a single bridge, protected by these water-filled ditches, and by its 12th century wall, and, from the front, a farmyard, around which there is a farm, a dovecote, and a barn very nicely representative of the Norman half-timbered buildings.

This complex alone is already worth a visit!

The medieval epic

From March to October, Château de Crèvecœur offers unique and, for some, very unusual events. You can admire the thematic exhibitions, attend the equestrian competitions of knights with armour and banners, participate in medieval activities, taste dishes in the tavern, fish in the moat....

The industrial epic

This epic is that of the Schlumberger brothers whose foundation established a remarkable museum in the castle's barn. You will discover their research and then their results, which have simply revolutionized mining exploration and oilfield development around the world.

It is true that there is a very unusual shock here, between the past so well preserved of the peaceful buildings of the castle, the Middle Ages which comes to life there every summer, and the oil fields! Three excellent reasons to spend a rich, calm and rewarding day there!

 

Fondation Musée Schlumberger
Château de Crèvecœur 
14340 Crèvecœur -en-Auge
Tél. : 02.31.63.02.45


www.chateaudecrevecoeur.com

 

 


To go further....

Le Calvados à pied : 34 promenades et randonnées

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Pour un week-end ou un séjour-découverte, vous succomberez aux charmes de la Normandie. Le Calvados, c'est le berceau de Guillaume le Conquérant, les beautés de la Suisse Normande, les chemins secrets du Bocage, du Bessin et du Pays d'Auge, des campagnes de Caen et de Falaise, les plages du Débarquement, de la Côte Fleurie et de la Côte de Nacre où lumières et couleurs ont inspiré les Impressionnistes. De plages en bocages, de vallées en collines, randonnez en toutes saisons dans un Calvados aux mille visages. Dans cette collection : des itinéraires balisés sur le terrain ; des balades classées par niveau de difficulté ; des informations pratiques indispensables ; des textes pour découvrir la région, accompagnés de nombreuses photographies et illustrations.
Les châteaux forts du Calvados en 10 balades

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Les premiers châteaux forts sont construits à partir de la fin du IXe siècle. Le château est le lieu d’affirmation du contrôle du seigneur sur les terres qui l’environnent et sur ses habitants. Point d’appui militaire, c’est aussi un lieu de pouvoir administratif et judiciaire. Il sert de résidence pour le seigneur et ses proches et de refuge aux paysans en cas d’attaque. Ce guide est né de la volonté d’un grand nombre de randonneurs de pouvoir disposer d’une publication alliant randonnée et patrimoine. Un document également capable de répondre aux souhaits d’un large public familial.
Le Calvados vu du ciel

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Double epic, medieval and industrial, in a single castle

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