Chateau de regnéville sur Mer
©Chateau de regnéville sur Mer

The castle of Regnéville sur Mer


This Castle truly entered the history books in the 14th century when Charles II of Navarre received it as an inheritance. In the 1360’s, he decided to enlarge it along the lines of a classic medieval castle, with its keep and inner ward extending to the enclosure of the lower ward. The castle has seen numerous transformations and occupants before being purchased by the Department of La Manche in 1989. The castle was listed as a historical monument in 1991. Archaeological digs were undertaken in 1991 and 1993, in addition to the renovation of the west and north wings. Today, the contribution of the partnership between the Department and the commune of Regnéville-sur-Mer, enlivens and enhances the site.

The castle circuit

Nine information boards placed around the castle allow you to :

  • Discover a site originally built with its “feet” in the water in order to defend and control the maritime traffic of the dry port.
  • Better understand the transformation and evolution of the building since its creation.
  • Get a glimpse of its successive occupants – lords, captains, statesmen, farmers, stone marble workers and ship builders.

Access charter within the castle walls

The circuit and enclosure of the castle are open to the public. We ask you to please :

  • Take care of young children particularly around the moats and near roads and tracks.
  • Leave bicycles or motorised vehicle outside the castle walls.
  • Respect neighbouring private property by staying on the paths.
  • Leave stones in place and not climb over gates or fences.
  • Notify the town hall (Tel: 02 33 45 31 28) of any obstacle that could hamper the free movement of walkers.

In order to complete your visit, the Regnéville castle circuit is linked to an interpretation trail nearby at the castle car park. This trail allows you to discover the rich local heritage and guides you to the lime kilns site by foot.

The lime kilns site is 1.5 km away. For information, the interpretation trail circuit is 2.5 km long.