The former residence of the bishops opens its doors to you!
A few miles from Soissons, in a green setting at the gates of the Crise valley, discover the charming village of Septmonts! Soissonnais limestone, “sparrow-stepped” houses, and the charm of the small streets make this place a perfect preserved village to disconnect from the daily grind, get away and enjoy the surrounding calm.
Enter the grounds of the Keep and see it, imposing and majestic.
Worthy of the most beautiful fairy tales, we can totally imagine a princess with long hair from the top of her tower waiting for her prince charming!
To admire the view from the top of the tower and its 47 meters, cross the 4 rooms that mark the climb and the different panoramasthat are revealed, always more stunning!
Have you found the sign of Victor Hugo‘s passing? He engraved in these walls, his first name as well as that of Juliette Drouet, his companion in one of the rooms of the dungeon in 1835!
Exit the Dungeon, walk along the moat and extend your walk in the Arboretumdeveloped in the park in 1998. It offers a green setting leading you from the apple orchard in the former bishops’ garden, to the vineyard reminiscent of the local winegrowing heritage through the garden ofaromatic plants.