Château de la Napoule

The Château de la Napoule is an old medieval fortress restored by an American artist couple, Henry and Marie Clews, during the Roaring Twenties. The gardens classified as "remarkable" house works by visual artists.

A bit of history: Built just by the sea in 1387 by the counts of Villeneuve, the old military fort of La Napoule bears witness to a turbulent history: invasions, looting, wars and other revolutions.

Half ruin, half bourgeois villa, it was bought in 1917 by Henry Clews, American billionaire, painter and sculptor. With his wife Marie, they rebuilt the building from authentic remains, in particular the two towers and transformed it with its gardens into a place of dreams and imagination. The maxim engraved on the pediment of the portal "once upon a time" (once upon a time), announces the entry into a fantastic world, where art, humor and fantasy are forever inscribed on the walls. of its creators.

If Henry devoted himself to the architecture of the castle and his artistic works that can be discovered in the museum of the castle, his wife was the architect of the gardens of the castle which she designed with a talent that is recognized today. again today.

Family Benefits:
Free for less than 7 years
Free treasure hunt in the castle gardens

Open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Opening

Open from April 09, 2022 to June 30, 2022
DaysSchedules
Wednesday 10:00 to 18:00
Thursday 10:00 to 18:00
Friday 10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 10:00 to 18:00
Sunday 10:00 to 18:00

Guided tours at 11:30 a.m., 14:30 p.m., 15:30 p.m. and 16:30 p.m.

Open from April 09, 2022 to June 30, 2022
DaysSchedules
Wednesday 10:00 to 18:00
Thursday 10:00 to 18:00
Friday 10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 10:00 to 18:00
Sunday 10:00 to 18:00

Guided tours at 11:30 a.m., 14:30 p.m., 15:30 p.m. and 16:30 p.m.

Prices

Adult admission: € 7
Child entry from 8 years old: 4 €

Payment method

  • Cash

Equipments and Services

Equipments

  • Toilets
  • Show room
  • Restaurant
  • Parking nearby

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Room rentals
  • Theme visit
  • Shop
  • Guided tours