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The only unfortunate thing is that they only take guided parties around the chateau interior when sufficient people have arrived so we ran out of time. We did picnic in the Princess garden in wonderful seclusion and then wandered around the chateau's walls and the...More
This chateau is set in beautiful countryside beside the River Vezere. It is very picturesque with beautifully manicured gardens. The entrance is a gazebo set under some hedging .... with a few postcards for sale and information booklets in several languages to borrow. There are...More
This visit was spoilt because the tour is guided .... the tour guide spoke for absolutely ages in French while there is only a limited explanation in English so I found this pretty boring and too long standing still
We had read a number of reviews which were often disappointing. So although we stayed just a mile down the road this came last in our sightseeing on our last full day.
However, we were absolutely delighted with the whole visit. Perhaps we managed to...More
The chateau is in a delightful setting, beside the swiftly flowing Vezere River and surrounded by extensive pastureland.
Inspection of the chateau seems to be available only as part of a guided tour, which is only conducted in French, with limited notes for others. Although...More
Most French chateau do not have a lot to show, largely because the French were fortunate enough to have a revolution! However this place has enough to hold the interest as well as lovely gardens overlooking the vezeres.
First problem: it only opens at 12:00.
Second problem: admission to the chateau is only as part of a guided tour.
Third problem: is that the guided tour is only in French. Our guided made no attempt whatsoever to assist the non French speakers in...More
The best view of the chateau is from route D65 on the opposite side of the Vézere River. To get to that side you need to cross the bridge in the town of Thonet and travel north a little until you see the chateau on...More
Lovely setting along the Vezère River. Beautiful buildings and grounds; castle and grounds offer a relaxing stroll
Learned more about daily castle life there than anywhere else especially how lord entertained his guests and how his Lady did as well cozy size