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Address: Uzes, France
Phone Number: +33 4 66 22 18 96
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A little over rated!

We decided to buy tickets and visit the Le Duche. The tour is pretty straight forward, all in french with a handout english guide. You are taken through some rooms in the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
southernbelle007
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Lafayeffe, La

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Canberra
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36 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Being the summer residence of the Duche, the castle is filled with the family history, and there are many portraits of the family including artefacts, there are interesting tidbits on various family members. The tour lasted about 20 minutes. The tour guide we had made no attempt to speak even some basic English, rather she handed out a booklet that... More 

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Lafayeffe, La
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126 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We decided to buy tickets and visit the Le Duche. The tour is pretty straight forward, all in french with a handout english guide. You are taken through some rooms in the chateau, which are furnished with antiques and heirloom pieces. This is not a long guided tour. The most appealing part for us was the self guided tour of... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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217 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We visited Le Duche and paid to go on a tour of the Castle. Unfortunately the tour was in French and it wasn't until we were half way through that we obtained a booklet provided by the tour guide which was in English. It gave us some insight into what we were looking at! But even though this was a... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Not sure how to rate this. The Ducal Palace is an amazing historic place, literally central to any visit to lovely Uzès, and the views from the tower alone are amazing --- BUT the tour itself was utterly appalling. It makes France look like a poor underdeveloped country. We entered the gates to find a sign in English advertising a... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If in town the castle is a must see. The Guide didn't speak English, but provided me will English notes. The history behind the castle was interesting and put things in context. Worth a visit although a bit expensive

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Geelong, Australia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

At a cost of 18 euro this is not worth it especially if you do not speak French, notes are provided in English but are pretty basic. The views from the top of the tower are brilliant. You only get to see 5 rooms and the cellar.

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Thank Lynda W
Paris, France
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We came to Uzès too late to visit the ducal castle but it is very impressive from the outside both by its massive dungeon and by the harmonious conjunction of the many styles in which it was built along the centuries: only the castle of Blois in the Loire region can boast such a quality. But "Le Duché", as it... More 

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Thank Paristrotter
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a beautiful building that is still used as a family home. However, at 18€ per person it is simply not worth the money. You see five rooms in total on a guided tour in French only. If you are English you are given a tatty printout that tells you very little. The French guide did not acknowledge us... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Made out of different styles that represent the different ages this castle was in use, the castle is very interesting to visit. It has some authentically decorated rooms and a nice watch tower you can climb.

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Tianjin, China
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

At €18 a pop it's not a cheap visit (apparently it's €10 on Saturday) but my son and I loved this place. We have very little French and the tour is conducted entirely in French with printed sheets for the English! However, the vertiginous climb to the top of the tower (133 steps apparently but we were clinging onto the... More 

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