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Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux

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Address: Nr. D 43, 46130 Prudhomat, France
Phone Number: +33 5 65 10 98 00
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This impressive Château - as much a home as a fortified castle was the...

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and unhelpful. However trip around the Chateau is well worth it. Admission fee to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Latvia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 group who has finished trip, then a new group is formed (no English please, here... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 that interesting, but go for the 5 star view.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank dlickteig
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank yankiva
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

This took us 3 hrs from our hotel. While it was a neat castle, it wasn't worth 6 hrs in the car. We felt like we could have spent more time in Bordeaux instead. And the drive was stressful, nervous about our navigator cutting out.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

A good place to visit, not up to UK National trust, but you can see in several rooms including the apartments, some interesting history, views fantastic - so a bit of a climb. Parking 2 Euro, not so good for the very young or if you find walking difficult, you will gain more if you understand French, but some boards... More 

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