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On the border of Perche, in Normandy, in Verneuil d'Avre and d'Iton, discover the secrets of an astonishing 13th century dungeon!
The Gray Tower is a former keep built by Philippe Auguste in 1204 after the conquest of the Duchy of Normandy. Its name comes from a brown stone used for its construction: the "grison". Called "the Falconry", the ruins next to the tower are the last vestiges of the medieval castle, dismantled in the 17th century by order of Louis XII. In the tower, discover a permanent exhibition on the history of Verneuil through the Gray Tower: from Philippe Auguste to Duval (when the keep was a hotel-museum) through the Hundred Years War and the terrible Battle of Verneuil de 1424 which opposed 11 French and some 000 Scots against 7 English!
Do not miss, on the top floor, to enjoy the magnificent view of the medieval town and its surroundings. Note, a treasure hunt is offered every day: come and participate with your family, lots of gifts are to be won!

Spoken languages

  • English

Ranking & labels

  • ISMH registered

Visit

  • Average duration of the individual visit: 60 min
  • Average duration of the group visit: 60 min
  • Groups welcome up to 19 people.

Equipments and Services

Services

  • Shop
  • Bicycle parking

Prices & payment methods

Adult price: 4 €
Child rate from 7 to 12 years old: 2 €
Child rate under 7 years old: free

  • Credit card
  • French bank and postal checks
  • French "Chèques vacances"
  • Cash
  • Visa

Opening

*From April 09 to May 8, 2022:
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Also open on public holidays from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. (17 and 18/04, 1 and 8/05).

*From May 14 to June 26, 2022:
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Also open on public holidays from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. (26/05 and 5 and 6/06).

*From July 1 to September 4, 2022:
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Also open on public holidays from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. (14/07, 15/08).

*From July 14 to August 15, 2022:
Open daily from 14h to 18h.

*From September 10 to October 16, 2022:
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.

*From October 22 to November 6, 2022:
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Also open on public holidays from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. (01/11).

Annual closure from November 7, 2022 until spring 2023.
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