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Chateau ducal de Cadillac

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Wonderful surprize

Unexpectedly nice and historic castle. From 17th C intrigue to the abuses of penal system this was... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Jonmun
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Buffalo, New York
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Fantastic Display of Fireplaces and Tapestries

The Chateau itself is an imposing building in the lovely town of Cadillac. The displays inside are... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
799michaelh799
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Carmarthen
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23 Aug 2018
“Good for a quick visit”
14 Jun 2018
“Nice fireplaces but minimum amount of info”
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The Chateau of Cadillac, built from 1599, illustrates all the Jean-Louis Nogaret of Valette's power, a "cadet de Gascogne" who experienced a dazzling rise to become first Duke of Epernon, and be called "King in all but name". It presents the largest...more
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Place de la Liberation, 33410 Cadillac, France
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Not much inside as with many French chateaux but it was a pleasant visit and not very expensive - i think €6 per adult.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We took the train from the main train station in Bordeaux to Corens taking only 17 minutes and costing 6.8 Euro per person leaving Bordeaux at something like 13.10. Other trains do go to Corens, but can take considerably longer. From Corens, Cadillac is roughly...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Unexpectedly nice and historic castle. From 17th C intrigue to the abuses of penal system this was amazing. Fireplaces were incredible. Even the gift shop was special

Thank Jonmun
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Parked the car, walked through the walled gate and up the hill to this Chateau. Free on the Saturday and an Art exhibition in place too. Central staircase with rooms left and right. The fireplaces are just beyond imagination and some unfinished. The size and...More

1  Thank Orange54
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The Chateau itself is an imposing building in the lovely town of Cadillac. The displays inside are what makes a visit so worthwhile. Each room has a magnificent fireplace and the walls are the showcase for a remarkable display of tapestries. Try to gain access...More

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Pierre B, Gérant at Chateau ducal de Cadillac, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for your comment !

Reviewed 30 April 2017

It started as a chateau, built by a protege of King Henri III. The tapestries and the large fire places are the main attractions in the large rooms which do not contain any furniture. During its long history part of the chateau was used as...More

1  Thank ACL3112
Pierre B, Gérant at Chateau ducal de Cadillac, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your comment ! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 6 December 2016

We did a river cruise that stopped in Cadillac. It is a very grand chateau with - at least in July - a very well done opera costume display in it.

Thank Katie V
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This Chateau is large and imposing, and doesn't have the restoration which makes these places interesting, in my opinion. The areas which housed the women prisoners were very sobering and even a little spooky. I can read some French but not enough to understand all...More

Thank dixiefowler
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is worth a quick visit, but it is not a historic castle to spend hours in. It has been used for many purposes, including a prison, and a few areas are nicely restored. All signage is in French, and is very thorough. The grounds...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The castle is very impressive despite being used as a women's prison over the years it's in good condition. At the time we visited there was a great exhibition of the costumes from an opera. This exhibition went very well with the castle I found.

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