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The Maison Forte de Reignac

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Address: 24620 Tursac, France
Phone Number: 05 53 50 69 54
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Great site, comprehensive English info

Really enjoyed our visit! Very interesting, and the comprehensive English booklet that they loan you is chock full of information. As for the torture exhibit, it's difficult but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
Calgary, Alberta
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Calgary, Alberta
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit! Very interesting, and the comprehensive English booklet that they loan you is chock full of information. As for the torture exhibit, it's difficult but eye opening in its breadth.The dark side of human ingenuity. We arrived near the end of the day and spent about an hour here, maybe a bit more.

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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Restoration efforts are greatly appreciated. This site is well worth a visit. Many steps but lots of resting areas between flights. Safe handrails every where on site. Translation folder was provided.

Thank msSbellamac
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited whilst on a trip in the Dordogne. Not my usual sort of trip but quite enjoyed reading about the history and the torture exhibition although very thought provoking was fascinating. An interesting piece of French history....

1 Thank Hannahfay1186
Kent, UK
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207 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

As this Chateau us set up high into the rock face and has several floors, with narrow steep staircases this site is not for those with mobility issues and needs careful consideration for those with heart problems. Whilst the information on your self guided tour is all in French, you are provided with a very helpful folder in English. The... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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147 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Interesting fortified house built into the cliff side and using the natural caves. The house has been brought back to life with a combination of furnishings etc showing how life would have been living in the house and informative displays and exhibits. Most information is naturally in French but a helpful folder with translations of the main information boards in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This was a fantastic house/castle that was built centuries ago into the side of mountain. The building was filled with artifacts, furniture, and period pieces to help visitors understand how its occupants lived. If you want to understand the culture and history of life in this area of France over the centuries, then don't miss this site. Everything is in... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This place is great. You walk around a well planned route taking in the stories and atmosphere. There are lots of interesting details eg how they fed prisoners in the dungeon and avoided any human contact. my son loved it. There was also a very gory section on torture with translations of all the information in 4 languages. Highly recommended... More 

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Corona, California
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This attraction shows how people lived from prehistory through the renaissance. I found it fascinating. The fires were roaring in the hearths. Kitchen aromas and sounds helped place you in the 1600s. Above the fortified mansion were the cliff dwellings from prehistory. Great countryside vistas from the top levels. Bring your camera and good walking shoes. Allow several hours. There... More 

Thank Donna T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A castle built into the cliff. We started early to avoid the cues if you keep your receipt(s) and visit other attractions listed in the booklet you will eventually receive a discount entry. Well worth a visit quite interesting.

Thank BlackpoolBrian
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

France was having a heat wave when we visited and we were grateful to visit a house built in the rock face. The cost is very reasonable. The house is amazing, looks like a house literally stuck to the rock - the walls were built away from the rock and once inside you could see that the back walls of... More 

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