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Donjon de Montrichard

Rue Porte au Roi, Montrichard, France
+33 2 54 32 05 10
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Fascinating museum pieces but disappointing castle

Not wanting to overdo the chateau viewing we opted to drive to Montrichard on the Cher river to see... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Catherine S
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Bolton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Trying to be positive about the visit...

Decided to come to Montrichard becasue the photo of the place in our guide book looked nice and it... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Pibochen
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London, United Kingdom
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19 Aug 2017
“Fascinating museum pieces but disappointing castle”
10 Aug 2017
“Trying to be positive about the visit...”
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Rue Porte au Roi, Montrichard, France
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Not wanting to overdo the chateau viewing we opted to drive to Montrichard on the Cher river to see the medieval village and ruined castle. The guide suggested arriving from the south to gain benefit of the best views, so although from the direction of...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Decided to come to Montrichard becasue the photo of the place in our guide book looked nice and it wasn't too far from where we were staying. Lookign from the other side of the River Cher, the Donjon did indeed look magnificant. However, on close...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

I enjoy touring old castles, and this one looked interesting when we saw it as we drove through Montrichard on our way to Chateau de Chenonceau. Don’t bother stopping. Poorly maintained, and the parts that would be more interesting to see and climb have been...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Complete waste of time and money. You may as well view the remains from the river as there isn't much to see after you've paid your €5 entry fee. A musty excuse for a museum awaits on the way out. Shame they don't use the...More

2  Thank Neil S
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

When you get to the top there are some interesting rooms to look in, but sadly the main reason to go up was the castle. Most of it is closed off and you can only look up. The view is good but not really worth...More

1  Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

The dungeon itself is worth it for its views and if you are interested in history and architecture. This is the part that our kids aged 3 and 11 found interesting as it is outside, there is a climb, some views etc. I found all...More

1  Thank Sbet1977
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Not advertised too well in the village but well worth a visit to any with a historical or geological lean. The collections were well shown and the building itself very interesting.

Thank Kay L
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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Visited as part of a medieval show with some funny acting ;) kids really enjoyed the stories and the visit. Access is a bit hard if you don't have proper shoes!

Thank hcalin
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

The view from the esplanade over the river and the town are worth the climb but it is disappointing that the Donjon itself cannot be entered. The museums Are reasonably interesting but there are many steps down and up to visit them

1  Thank John R
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

Its not the Louvre, but you are not in Paris. A nicely presented local history museum. Plus its a good place to get a birds eye view of the river valley.

1  Thank rrmack
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