Chateau de Sassy

Chateau de Sassy, Saint-Christophe-le-Jajolet: Hours, Address, Chateau de Sassy Reviews: 4/5

Chateau de Sassy
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10:30 - 12:30, 14:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00
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Malcolm H
Brighton, UK14 contributions
I have to start by saying our guide Pierre was excellent. He was not only full of information and willing and able to answer all our questions but his passion was contagious. I wish him all the best in his future career in history and tourism and safe travels as he comes to England to study next year.
We visited on a very hot day in the height of the COVID 19 crisis and so were the first english visitors for some time. I was a bit surprised how much emphasis was put on the visit of Queen Elizabeth II visit to the chateau as her visit was back in 1967. However the rooms that are available for viewing are well furnished with appropriate furniture and art to tell the story of the chateau and its occupants over the years. In effect you visit about four main rooms but in addition there is the chapel, the stable yard and small hunting lodge. The gardens are also good for a stroll and are formal with lots of box hedging, a moat and large terracing.
Inside the house you will feel like you are in Downton Abbey and in the gardens a Jane Austen novel.
Pierre you were the star becasue you broguht the history alive with the help of the formidable property, thank you.
Written 11 August 2020
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Samir A
13 contributions
wonderful castle really beautiful to stop by and see the beautiful Gardens, worth to stop by and enjoy the visit
Written 9 July 2018
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philrbruce
Edinburgh, UK138 contributions
Couples
We visit this area of France regularly but we have never been here. We did visit it once before but it was shut! This time we were able to drive up the drive and waited outside until it was due to open at 2pm. At the opening time I duly went to the front door to see the 'fermé' sign. Not to be deterred I had a wander round for 5 minutes and returned to the front door to find the 'ouvert' sign and the door locked! Reading other reviews this is not uncommon. However, there is a sign underneath which tells you to push the bell on the left. This needs to be pushed hard and a few minutes later a man arrived and welcomed us in. From then on things improved dramatically. We got a guided tour (just the two of us) around a most interesting and beautiful chateau. The guide speaks french with a smattering of english but he spoke slowly and we understood most of what he said (we have some french although by no means fluent). Outside he took us to the family chapel and showed us to the small formal garden. The chateau is still lived in and is in a beautiful location with extensive woodland around it. It is well worth a visit but watch for opening times and push that bell!!!!!
Written 4 September 2017
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plasticeddie
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK113 contributions
Friends
We visited on a Friday afternoon and saw a coach and a few cars in the car park. We then walked up to the main reception to see a nice clear 'ouvert' sign on the front door to find the door locked. I peered through the door to see what looked like a tour guide showing a party around - she looked at me and turned and carried on with the tour.
Lovely looking chateau but didn't get the chance to see the inside! No signage referring to tour times, prices or anything, guess we must be too English and too used to national trust type of attractions!?
Written 11 June 2017
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John P
Melbourne, Australia1,096 contributions
Friends
Even the approach to this chateau is satisfying, it sits on an outcrop high above its splendid formal garden. The best view is from the windows of the chateau itself though walking down into the garden itself is a pleasure. Inside the chateau is not the most exciting of visits though it boasts a fine library at one end. The chapel too is dull. But the garden is a delight to walk around offering attractive views out into the surrounding countryside and onto the chateau itself.
Written 10 December 2016
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Dalmik
Vilnius, Lithuania380 contributions
Family
Château de Sassy, built of brick and stone, is the eighteenth century classical-style mansion. There are library, old furniture and tapestries inside, but the most magical, fairylike and unforgettable thing here is the garden with notched hedges and flowerbeds.
Written 4 October 2016
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swift-simba
Camberley, UK6,573 contributions
Couples
We arrived just as it opened and were the only ones there. We were told there would be a guided tour in 10 minutes so we went to look at the formal gardens.

They are very beautiful especially as it had been so hot and there is only one gardener to look after the whole place. Originally it had been a vegetable garden until one owner felt that a true French formal garden should be there. It certainly sets off the house.

There are two swans in the moat there and seem very fitting. There were wonderful urns with geraniums in them near the steps that were really beautiful and added colour.

We then went round for our tour. The young man who guided us spoke perfect English and was full of facts and interesting stories about the house and the families who had owned it and still do.

The furniture and items in the house are really amazing and there are some remarkable Beauvais and Gobelins tapestries there. Some have been restored so should last awhile.

The china in the dinning room is a wonderful set with a different picture on each plate and apparently you could still get replacements made today as each one is individually numbered.

We were then showed the chapel that is very interesting with a Flemish 15C altar piece.

We even saw the room where Queen Elizabeth our currant queen stayed during our tour. The curtains and wallpaper were specially made for her. You can also see her thank you letter.

Our guide really made the house come alive and it was fascinating to find out about such a great place,

The library was full of books which are an important Parisian collection of an uncle of the Duke d'Auiffret-Pasquier an ancestor of the present owners, who converted the east wing to hold them.

In one of the corridors was a cabinet with a child's china set with the story of red riding hood on it.

We really enjoyed our visit and felt the guided tour really made it come alive. It was good to hear that it is still used today for relatives and guests to stay and celebrate family occasions.
Written 19 September 2016
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NickyNurse
Plymouth, UK20 contributions
Family
We visited this beautiful Château today, in the middle of a summers day. We arrived at 11.30am (Unsure of opening hours as the website is a little scanty in detail) and there was not another car in the carpark!

An "ouvert" sign in the main door was a welcome sight!

The young gentleman on the reception desk was very welcoming and spoke superb English.....He also then transformed into our tour guide!
You can view the inside of the Château by tour only for the miniscule sum of €7pp. And the tour lasts approximately 45minutes.

We were the only 3 people there so it was a very personal tour of some beautiful rooms, and what a pleasure it was to hear that the family still use the Château in its entirety for special occasions, and that all the beds are slept in at these times..... not all just pomp and ceremony!

Our tour guide was extremely welcoming, unhurried and helpful, answering any tiny question that we posed!

After the Château and the stunning little chapel, we spent some time wandering around the formal gardens.... very well kept and worth the time to visit.

There are few road signs to the Château and information on the internet is minimalistic....
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I would definitely recommend going out of your way to visit this hidden gem.
Written 19 August 2016
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barkei46
London, UK331 contributions
Predominantly redbrick châteaux has a faded grandeur. Of particular note are the dramatic high terraces which lead down to the formal gardens many feet below.

When we were visited we were the only visitors and given a private tour which made it all the more interesting in that you felt you were personally invited to view the family’s historic living quarters.
Written 5 January 2016
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SharCaff
Manchester, NH117 contributions
Couples
While touring the Normandy area with my husband we trekked out to visit some chateaus, one of which was Sassy. It was a short distance from Chateau Carrouges and according to their hours it should have been accessible from 3:00-6:00 pm. Well, we found the beautiful chateau but not a sole, no signage, and locked up. Such a shame would have loved to explored the inside. Two stars for
walking through the gardens.
Written 4 May 2015
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