On the abbeys road, between the Brotonne and Tancarville bridges, overlooking the Seine river, Ételan was built on an exceptional site. It is a privileged place where the environment has not changed for centuries.
It is a long story, because it covers 7 centuries, with famous and less famous people, happy moments and tragic ones and … memory gaps (the documents are not always there, sometimes sleeping in national Archives or lost).
The present chateau (listed in the Inventory of Historical Monuments in 1941) was built on the ruins of a castle, of which only a basement and a wall remain. With its Gothic style, it was built in the same manner as the present Rouen Courthouse (the former parliament of Normandy) or the Hotel de Bourghteroulde or even the Gaillon and Clères castles.
Walkers who wander in the gardens will discover hidden gems, preserved for centuries. Thanks to the rich history of the area and the tastes of the various owners you will discover a myriad of sights as beautiful as astonishing.
SUPPORT THE CHATEAU
Given the extent of the restauration work, Etelan can not be financed on its own. That’s why we seek private sponsors . You can easily contribute to the conservation of the castle, whatever your means.