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Address: Place Jean Dunois, 28200, Chateaudun, France
Phone Number: 02 37 94 02 90
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Standing some 60 metres above the Loir valley, the Château features a rare...

Standing some 60 metres above the Loir valley, the Château features a rare succession of medieval, Gothic and Renaissance architectural elements including two open staircases overlooking the courtyard. The beautifully preserved interior houses a fine collection of tapestries. The Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, built by Dunois, contains some outstanding sculpted statues. A mediaeval kitchen garden has recently been laid out at the foot of the main keep to illustrate how herbs and spices were used in the cuisine and medicines of the Middle Ages. Open: > 2nd May to 30th June: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. > 1st July to 4th September: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. > 5th September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 1 hour before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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Stunning setting

Perched over the river this impressive chateau perhaps disappoints a little inside as it is in the main unfurnished. However it is very reasonably priced and the tapestry display... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

It was clean and had an interesting Medieval garden. The rooms were all empty. Only part of it was open. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

Thank courtney106
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Perched over the river this impressive chateau perhaps disappoints a little inside as it is in the main unfurnished. However it is very reasonably priced and the tapestry display is good. Staff are friendly but there didn't seem to be any English speaking tours at this time of the year in fact there were very few tourists altogether. Maybe in... More 

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It is a lovely castle, not your typical one perched on a hill but rather one you could have imagined people living in. I wish there were more English explanations. Great for photography.

Thank magdita m
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Chateaudun is a small town with two main attractions - the Grottes at the bottom of the cliff and the castle at the top. Neither is especially close to the station or the vaguely termed 'Halte Routiere' (actually by the Piscine / swimming pool) for the bus from Chartres (Transbeauce route 3 or fare 3.55 euros each way for the... More 

1 Thank David F
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I visited this château early on a rainy morning. At 11am I took the tour of the keep, which was the oldest, more Medieval part. The tour was in French and it was very informative, lasting about 1 hour, I'm not sure if they do it in English too. Afterwards I visited the newer part of the château which is... More 

1 Thank M P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

From outside it looks more impressive than many of 3/3 rated castles in the Loire area. We were on the way to Chartres, therefore we stopped here just for a walk around the castle rock. And it was worth that stop.

Thank Jeremy C
Reading, UK
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120 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Empty rooms. This castle was neglected for centuries and some of it cannot be visited. Dunois is a fascinating character (I can't say what his French title was because this site regards the expression as profane!! - an idiotic spell check in the circumstances since that was what he was always known as). There is a lot of what I... More 

Thank JanettaDavies
Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

During a short trip from Paris to the Loire Valley, this was the last stop on my way back, after visiting some other "better rated chateaus". In my opinion, if you visit a castle, in some way you expect and imagine how was life in the past. Considering that, I think that a short visit to this castle is really... More 

Thank MigueldePomar
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is a rather dilapidated shell of a former castle that was built in different stages. The rooms are mostly empty, but you can get some idea of there former glory. There are tapestries, these are not original and are very faded. It was rather annoying that english explanations was only given in a few of the rooms. I would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

An interesting castle, even if it is not that famous. It is fairly empty though, save for a collection of tapestries. Nice medieval garden. There is a guided tour in French.

1 Thank Seasondtraveller

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