At the border with the Perche region, in Normandy, in Verneuil-sur-Avre, learn all the secrets of a surprising 13th century keep!

The medieval tower called Tour Grise is a former keep built by Philip II Augustus in 1204 after the conquest of the Duchy of Normandy. It is named after the brownish stone, called "grison" used for its construction. Called the "Falconry", the ruins adjoining the tower are the last remains of the medieval castle, which was dismantled in the 17th century by Louis XII. Inside the tower, take a look at the permanent exhibition on the history of Verneuil seen through the Tour Grise: from Philip II Augustus to Duval (when the keep was a hotel-museum) including the Hundred Years' War and the terrible Battle of Verneuil in 1424 in which 11,000 Frenchmen and about 7,000 Scots fought against 14,000 Englishmen!

Do not miss, on the top floor, the stunning view over the medieval city and its surrounding area. There is a treasure hunt organised every day: come and play with your family and win many prizes!

Spoken languages

  • English


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


Type Price
Base rate - full rate adult 4 €
Child rate 2 €

Means of payment

  • Carte bleue
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Visa



  • Shop
  • Bicycle parking


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