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The owners offer tours of the castle by appointment from March to October, between 10am and 4pm (beginning of the last visit), excluding Sundays. Group tours for 10 to 30 people A free walk in the park and to the ruins of the first castle is also available. Optionally, a musical visit to better experience the spirit of the 'Grand Siècle' and enrich the discovery of the property is availabe. Two professional musicians and a singer accompanied by a lutenist present and perform music of the 16th and 17th centuries throughout the tour: court tunes in the large salon, drinking songs in the cellars and sacred tunes in the church. They answer visitors' questions and interact with them. regardless of the number of people. Individual tours are available in 2018 from July to September, as well as during Heritage Days (third weekend of September) and Rendez-vous aux jardins (first weekend of June), from 1pm to 7pm. Individuals can enjoy a free walk around the castle and in the park.
du 21-09-2019 au 22-09-2019
du 07-06-2019 au 09-06-2019
Like a delicate masterpiece placed on a bed of greenery, the Château de Guiry showcases a very pure classical style of which the architect, François Mansart, was a well-known artist. Staying at such a place, where elegance oozes from every corner, is also to discover the history of an illustrious family that has been established in Vexin for a thousand years. Far from the chaos of the world which it has miraculously escaped, this majestic residence is testament to an ancestral tradition of a refined lifestyle that few places have known so well.
Guiry Castle has been in our family for about a thousand years. As heirs of the property, it seemed natural to take over, live here year round and continue maintaining it.
According to the designs of François Mansart, the castle was built in 1665 for the Marquis de Guiry. Mansart was very ill and entrusted his grand-nephew, Pierre Delisle-Mansart (who he had trained), with finishing the project. With a classical style, the castle has an upper floor and a garret. It is distinguished by the harmony of proportions and weight ratios and the geometric rigour of the design. The ground floor sits on high foundations, oculi illuminate the cellar. The facade on the main courtyard is arranged over seven bays, the first and the last of which are adjoined to slightly projecting forequarters. The three in the centre are surmounted by an arched pediment. The bas-relief adorning it has two statues on the trumeau between the three windows, they symbolise two of the four cardinal Virtues, Justice and Force. All the windows are rectangular. The door in the middle of the ground floor is flanked by two simplified pilasters and topped with a rough entablature. The skylights have small triangular pediments topped with spheres, and the transoms are marked with dripstones.
The property's history is closely linked to the Guiry family who have owned if for 1000 years. The Guirys depended directly on the King of France, the archives (which are miraculously intact) contain detailed correspondence with the kings of France, from Saint Louis to Louis XVI. The Guiry family has always been involved in local life, allowing them to go through all political and military upheavals without damage to property. Inhabited all year round, the chateau has kept the spirit of the family. The chateau and its park are classified as Historical Monuments.
We offer musical tours for groups of ten to thirty people. Our guests will experience unique moments listening to the music of the Grand Siècle performed by professional musicians, music that could be heard during the 17th century in the salons of the castle and in the seigniorial church. The park can be made available for all kinds of events along with a 100m2 17th century reception room in the outbuildings of the castle.
In front of the castle is the archaeological museum of Val d'Oise which hosts remarkable temporary exhibitions. In 2018, for example, theyexhibited the treasures of imperial China. In the village, "La ferme d'en haut" offers local products. Less than two kilometres away, in Wy, is the Tool Museum and its parish garden in the former home of a blacksmith. For lunch or dinner, we recommend the Cléry inn which is two kilometres from the castle.