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Chateau de Brissac

Angers, France (Ralliement)
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Angers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Angers, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

a nice castle to visit ,different of the others one . The visit with the guide is very interesting and after you can have a walk in a beautiful park

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a 'mother' of a structure,towering over the low-lying fields and vineyards,its massive height accented by steep roofs and a forest of slender towers. To me,the classic facade sandwiched between two massive medieval towers speaks more splendidly of continuing ancestral domain,then any other chateau in the Loire. Everywhere,the carvings are astonishingly rich: coats of arms,military trophies,swags,garlands,cartouches. ( I think,i... More

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Carlsbad, California
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Surrounded by the vineyards and large parkland, this 16th century castle was built by the first Lord of Brissac, Renee de Cosse.The façade with it's huge towers and fortified bases makes this the tallest castle in France. The castle contains it's own vineyard which makes fine Light Rose wine. The castle thru-out all those centuries always stayed in the same... More

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Leicestershire, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Set in lovely parkland with cedar trees and a lake this is one to visit on a sunny day. The chateau is full of interest, it is one of the tallest, contains traces of a pre-existing castle, contains fine furniture and tapestries and, perhaps unusually an ?18th century theatre. Our group had an excellent english speaking guide who brought aspects... More

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Since the chateau is presently lived in by the 13th Duc De Brissac and his family, the only way to visit is with a guide. Our guide was very informative and enthusiastic in French mostly since most of our group was indeed French. He helped out when he could to questions posed in English as well. It's a rare privilege... More

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Kew, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Lodging in rolling vineyarded hills Chateau de Brissac is extraordinary. Not only has so much of the interior decor survived, but the whole 'tourist operation' is slick and a pleasure. This chateau is worth the detour. The tour guide, largely in French, was concise and informative. Children will adore the 'tunnel to nowhere' which is about 0.5K long: suitably scary.... More

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Around a decade or so ago we spent several holidays in this area,so when passing through we find time to re visit some of the old favorites and this is another one. Problem with the area is that there are so many great place's and the people are so damned friendly unlike some of the UK historic sites. Make this... More

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Manchester, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We went on the English-speaking tour of this fabulous chateau. It is a fascinating place to visit and is superbly furnished. The theatre is especially interesting. The guided tour was informative and clear. The grounds are good to walk around and have a picnic. The visit was well worth the money at only €10. There is a wine tasting session... More

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Vauchrétien, France
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have visited this Château several times, the first time back in 1996, during a very cold Christmas break. Since then much has been done to develop the site for visitors by the current occupants, the Marquis de Brissac and his family. The tour is very interesting historically, and one of the highlights is the theatre, constructed for an earlier... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

The Chateau de Brissac is a beautifully maintained chateau, nestled in the Pays du Loire. It is 10 € to take the tour, and it's well worth it. The rooms are full of historical and fascinating objects, and the tapestries are incredible. Although the chateau has opening and closing hours, the tours are guided. However, that tour departure time are... More

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