Castle of La Napoule

The Château de la Napoule is an ancient medieval fortress restored by a couple of American artists, Henry and Marie Clews, during the Roaring Twenties. The gardens classified as "remarkable" host works of artwork by 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.

Halfruin, half bourgeois villa, it was bought in 1917 by Henry Clews, an American billionaire, painter and sculptor. Together with his wife Marie, they rebuilt the building from authentic remains, including the two towers and transformed it with its gardens into a dream and imaginary place. The maxim engraved on the pediment of the portal "once upon a time", announces the entrance into a fantastic world, where the art, humour and fantasy of its creators are written on the walls forever.

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

Advantages for families
Free for children under 7 years old
Free treasure hunt in the castle gardens

Opening

Open From 01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
DaysTimetable
Monday 10h00 à 18h00
Tuesday 10h00 à 18h00
Wednesday 10h00 à 18h00
Thursday 10h00 à 18h00
Frieda 10h00 à 18h00
Saturday 10h00 à 18h00
Sunday 10h00 à 18h00
Open From 01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
DaysTimetable
Monday 10h00 à 18h00
Tuesday 10h00 à 18h00
Wednesday 10h00 à 18h00
Thursday 10h00 à 18h00
Frieda 10h00 à 18h00
Saturday 10h00 à 18h00
Sunday 10h00 à 18h00

Rates

Means of payment

  • Cheque
  • Cash

Services

Equipment

  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Restaurant
  • Parking

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Room hire
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Guided tours