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La Forteresse du Faucon Noir

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Address: Rue du Chateau, 37250, Montbazon, France
Phone Number: +33247343410
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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One of the keep fortresses surrounding Tours. The guided tour in English is about an hour and well worth it. We abondoned our child to the various crafty medieval stuff on site... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
Lewes, England, United Kingdom
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Lewes, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

One of the keep fortresses surrounding Tours. The guided tour in English is about an hour and well worth it. We abondoned our child to the various crafty medieval stuff on site whilst we did it. Maybe better for primary school kids but enough for teenagers too. Good value since all the activities are free once you're in. The staff... More 

Thank SooHoff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have visited loads of Chateaus in the region over the years and this is up there as of activity fun day for the children, rather than looking at nice Gardens and wandering around inside looking at furniture painting etc.you must stay all day as best part is the 5 o'clock sword fighting.

Thank Mick J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Dropped in with our two young children. Various 'stations' for the kids to try out calligraphy, candle making, stone carving etc. Good for slightly older kids able to able to focus with minimal input from the somewhat overwhelmed teachers.

Thank Tony083
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I visited with family with ages ranging from 7 -50.A really great place for everyone. Entrance fees were very reasonable and the children did some lovely crafts, making things they could bring away with them.

Thank Happy552014
New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to checkout the fortress. It was a nice way to spend an hour. Within the fortress there are a number of stations - candle maker, herb garden, crafts station, etc. The whole experience was very interactive. I would highly recommend it for families with children.

Thank Pipsy05
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

After visiting Disneyland Paris and a bunch of famous Loire valley chateau's I didn't expect too much from our last stop in Montbazon castle. We knew there are some kids activities going so thought 1-2 hours will be fine. We stayed for over 6 hours with the donjon tour and all the involving craft making around. According to my 6... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

When you enter the forteresse you are immediately transported back several hundred years.With your entrance ticket you get four token coins so you can choose which of the many skills you can try.Between us our family did stone carving, clay sculpting, Leather work, candle making and had a go with an ancient cross bow.The younger ones had sword fights and... More 

1 Thank Sally M
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We were looking for something as a change from the pretty castles of the loire. Fortress of Montbazon was an amazing find. The keep itself a shell but there is enough there to visualise what it was like, the real secret tooth's place is the reenactments into early medieval life and the interaction with it the kids and adults can... More 

1 Thank Mark F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

There was heavy rain when we arrived in Montbazon. Thus I wasn't keen to leave the hotel again, even after the rain stopped in the evening. Furthermore I didn't expect much from a ruined fortress, especially compared to the magnificent chateaus of the Loire valley. But my wife wanted to go anyway so I went along with her. Glad I... More 

Thank Michael G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Best thing we've done in le Loire. Perfect for kids 3-10, theatre, activities and things to make. Authentic food (tasted good and cheap). We had a very good tour in English. Go here for something different and more interactive than the usual chateau.

Thank Paul D

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