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Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux

Nr. D 43, 46130 Prudhomat, France
+33 5 65 10 98 00
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Iconic landmark, surrounded by beautiful country

I loved this chateau which dominated the surrounding countryside, seen for miles around. The... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Christine E
Exeter, United Kingdom
A castle at it's best

Ended up here as both me and the man likes castles and history of this sort. Read the good reviews... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Oslo, Norway
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This impressive Château - as much a home as a fortified castle was the residence of a rich baronial family until 1715. Its towers, thick walls and domestic quarters illustrate its architectural development over the centuries. Towards the end of the 19th century the Chateau was bought and restored by opera singer Jean Moulierat who assembled an eclectic collection of furniture, tapestries, objects of religious art. Open: > 2nd May to 30th June: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 1st July to 31st August: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. > 1st September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 1 hour before closing time. Closed: > Tuesdays from 1st October to 31st March. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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Nr. D 43, 46130 Prudhomat, France
+33 5 65 10 98 00
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

I loved this chateau which dominated the surrounding countryside, seen for miles around. The chateau is perched atop the red sandstone village of Prudhomat, with several abandoned homes, the ancient communal bakery and some nice converted properties and a lovely gite we stayed in. very...More

Thank Christine E
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Ended up here as both me and the man likes castles and history of this sort. Read the good reviews on here and were not disappointed. We came between the opening times, in May it is open between 10-12.30 and then it opens again at...More

Thank N0rwegianess
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Interesting Chateau filled with an ancient collection of artefacts sourced in the 19th Century by its owner a famous opera singer of the time. Unfortunately tours are in French only. No English spoken. Parking is a couple of Euro. Restaurant adjoining the Chateau was expensive...More

Thank garethbryon41
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful castle with an extensive collection of art and furniture. We had a wonderful guide who know a lot about the castle and its previous owners. Worth the visit!

Thank Lies B
Reviewed 27 July 2016

They made a great effort to uphold the former glory of the castel. The former living quarters are wel preserved. This is a good visit for a short time (2-3) hours

Thank Hans R
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Were driving just around the area, noticed it and decided to see closer. To get closer you have to pay entrance fee at parking, the you can get to castle were have to pay entrance fee. Then you have to wait if there is a...More

Thank loliksa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Dating back to the hundred years war, this spectacular castle is best seen in evening light, when it glows rose-pink. Hilltop location gives it a dominating position and profile for miles around. Good access without payment to most of it, the interior is not all...More

Thank drmdobson
Reviewed 20 October 2015

What a well maintained castle to visit. We stopped here on our "all Dordogne in a Day" tour and we weren't disappointed. The castles in this area area gorgeous and the whole region is breathtaking. We loved this stop as well.

Thank dlickteig
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Impressive fortress. The way up to fortress is beautiful and pleasant walk. Fortress is constructed on top of a hill and is a beautiful view

Thank serban10
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Absolutely gorgeous chateau! Amazing views from anywhere on the territory! The history os the chateau is interesting and the guide was very professional!

Thank yankiva
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