On this tour, you'll experience two very different castles in the French countryside. First, stroll the endless botanical gardens at Vauville Castle. This modern wonder was created in 1947 and is home to more than 500 varieties of plants and flowers native to the southern hemisphere. Then, enjoy an exterior visit of the 16th-century Nacqueville Castle. Set in an old English park, its lavish gardens are famous for colorful rhododendrons, azaleas, and arum lilies that run along the riverside. Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over uneven surfaces and 40/50 steps.
Delight in Cherbourg’s enthralling heritage and natural splendors as you tour two picturesque Normand castles and enjoy roaming around their lush botanical gardens. Meander around the private subtropical grounds of Vauville Castle, where you can view 900 species of plants from the Southern Hemisphere, including eucalyptus and bamboo, while relishing spectacular Atlantic Ocean vistas. Admire the romantic topiaries and 19th-century fairytale charm of Nacqueville Castle, with its colorful azaleas, giant gunnera, and picturesque riverfront park.
• Vauville Castle: Tour private subtropical grounds, see the granite bird bath, and explore the stunning chateau while overlooking the sea.
• Nacqueville Castle: Delight in the 19th-century fairytale charm of the estate and its picturesque riverside park surrounded by forest.
• Botanical Gardens: See approximately 900 species of plants at Vauville Castle before admiring Nacqueville’s colorful azaleas and giant gunnera.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes