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Address: Chateau de Parentignat | 7 place du Chateau, 63500 Issoire, France
Phone Number: +33473895110
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Description: The château of Parentignat was built between 1707 and 1720 by...
The château of Parentignat was built between 1707 and 1720 by Anne-Francois de Lastic, Marquess of Sieujac and Captain of a Royal infantry regiment, on the foundations of an old fortress. The chateau remains in the family to this day and is the object of an extensive restoration programme.The landscaped gardens can be viewed from the terrace at the back of the château, which is lined with heirloom roses and fantastic orange trees in their original 18th century pots. The gaiety of this green and pleasant "natural" garden provides a stark contrast with the formal geometry of the lawns in the front courtyard which have been restored recently, along with the avenue of lime trees leading to the chateau's entrance.The château has always been renowned for being so sumptuously appointed. Its furniture and art collections have always been exceptional.
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A tour through French history

Beautiful collection of paintings, beautiful landscaped garden. Tours only with guides; Opening hours on the site are wrong, it's only open in the afternoon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Beautiful collection of paintings, beautiful landscaped garden. Tours only with guides; Opening hours on the site are wrong, it's only open in the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

The chateau is known as the little Versailles, and is considered "living history" as the present day owners still live in it. It's family-owned and handed down through the generations, which gives it a special feel. The guided tour costs 9e each, and is conducted in French, and the guide spoke extensively about the art pieces in the chateau, which... More 

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