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Romantic location

The chateau is small but set between a series of streams on its own island. We had a written... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
via mobile
Renaissance and Alchemy- interesting visit

It is a 16th century chateau, a little jewel reminiscent of Chambord (chateau/Loire Valley... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Quentin L
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The chateau is small but set between a series of streams on its own island. We had a written guide in english which was fine although it would have been better if we had had some to explain the alchemical symbols carved into the ceiling...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

It is a 16th century chateau, a little jewel reminiscent of Chambord (chateau/Loire Valley), architecture is impressive for a chateau not really known much outside the Charente area. The extensive gardens have a labyrinth for parents and children to enjoy. The first floor sculpted gallery...More

Thank Quentin L
Reviewed 16 August 2018

6 euros per adult to view the grounds but can you can pay a bit more for a guided tour in to the rooms which are re-created and viewed via windows/ doorways. Pleasent lady on reception guided us to the front gates and gave us...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I was lucky enough that since it was dreary weather we were the only ones there. The building is in great condition outside. Unfortunately since the weather was not the best there was no one available to give us the interior tour. The gardens and...More

Thank 1956gritsgal
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We had read reviews of the Château so decided to have a look before going off to the much reviewed donkey sanctuary up the road. We spent about twice as long here as at the donkeys because there was considerably more to do. We have...More

Thank Anna E
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Restored remains of a once imposing chateaux but well worth a visit. It's history mirrors that of France ravaged in turn by war and revolution over the centuries, including WW11. It has now been tastefully restored. You can take a guided tour or wander around...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Being born in Dampierre, I have many time plaid in this castle, as a little girl. R=The retauration after tthe huge fire? I have to go to visit it again to see the improves<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<;

Thank marie claire L
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The Château is absolutely charming and the DVD describing the restoration is fascinating. The skill and precision of the builders/restorers has been remarkable. The Dali exhibition in the gallery is really interesting and the gardens, the maze and the sculpture park are a delight to...More

Thank Gervase A
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Typical formal French garden with lots of statues and topiary. The Chateau had suffered a bad fire in 2004 and the roof and interior destroyed. The exterior has been restored. It looks lovely on the outside but there is nothing to see inside other than...More

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Stunning chateau, a hidden gem. Excellent museums one devoted to Dali. Very welcoming staff and helpfull too. Lovely garden with lots of statues and other interesting things. There is a lovely walk through the wood too. AND last but not least a maze!

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