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The Maison Forte de Reignac

24620 Tursac, France
05 53 50 69 54
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Tursac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This site has been bought privately and developed recently in a very short space of time. They have done a brilliant job. The fort is authentic and interesting and the explanations in a number of languages are descriptive and informative. One of the best attractions we visited during our week in the Dordogne.

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Suffolk
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My wife & I drove here from Domme during our week in the Dordogne. From the car park it can look a bit of a walk up to the main building, but trust me it isn't that difficult even with my dodgy hips / knees and it was well worth the effort. The building holds a lot of history and... More

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Zürich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Absolutely recommended visit if you are in the area. Authentic decoration, informative tour that allows you to 'understand' how it was to live in this place. The torture museum is a separate room, for all well reasons. Absolutely not the torture chamber you expect in any castle, but a real view of the disgusting ability of mankind to engineer pain... More

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Bordeaux, France
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very nice site, very interesting! We paid 8€ and stayed 2 hours there. You go through a lot of rooms, from prehistoric time to the middle ages and after. It's very well explained in both English and French ( we got a booklet for English transcript). Nice view from the terrace all the way on top of the cliff, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The English-language written guide given at the ticket booth was highly informative and provided detailed historical context for the various exhibits and rooms. From the outside, the maison looks small, but inside it has several levels and multiple rooms. This was the one place where we got a real sense of what it was like to live in this region... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a fairly new attraction. It is an interesting fort built into the mountain. There are reconstructed rooms inside with lots of details. The best thing is that they give you a guide and you can take your own tour without a guide. In most attractions in this region you are forced to go with a guide, usually speaking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very interesting and informative guide book in English. Good attraction to do if its raining or hot. Torture chamber at the end of the tour was interesting but gruesome (not advisable for young children). Overall well worth a visit for an enjoyable couple of hours.

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A really interesting visit to a medieval dwelling sitting above the Vezerre river. You walk around the house and get a feel for the history of the place that like the other troglodyte sites in the area were the homes of inhabitants until relatively recently. The rooms are all done up well and an English guide sheet helps you correct... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

When you are here for only just a few days (or longer) this is a place you must visit. It's beautifull in tact, a great tour, and takes you right back into history.

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Perth, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was on my 'wish list' to see when we were in France. I was so pleased we went there. It is a long way to walk up to the entrance. One of our friends has a leg problem but took his time and made it o.k. It is worth the climb. Amazing when you think it is all set... More

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