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Chateau de Cormatin

71460 Cormatin, France
03 85 50 16 55
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Cormatin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Description: Beautiful 17th century chateau in southern Burgundy
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Tucked away in southern Burgundy, this very attractive chateau appeals both externally with its elegant parkland setting, and internally by the rich decoration of many of its rooms. You will have to join a guided tour to see the latter, but you will come away with a good idea of the dissolute life led by the French aristocracy before the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We sat in the heat for nearly 1 hour waiting for the Chateau to open after lunch. It was a very hot day too. The man at the gate on reception told an English speaking couple in front of us that there was an English speaking guide and as the majority of the visitors that day were English we were... More

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St Sernin Du Plain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Just imagine that this place was ruins only several decades ago. Some young architects. Obtained the rights to it and went to work. The outcome is dazzling. The interior shows you the grandeur of France. The outside is beautifull, so well done in period and style. For gardenlovers we can only say TAKE YOUR TIME. The small village of Cormatin... More

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Reno, Nevada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I cannot speak for the Chateau tour because my timing was off but the gardens alone are sooooo worth the visit. From a beautiful cutting and kitchen garden, to wide open meadows bordered by massive old trees, with formal box gardens and topiaries the main feature, I cannot recommend more highly to garden lovers. Did I mention it rained during... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We visited the Chateau and gardens on a sunny October morning. The guide spoke a little English but spoke clearly and slowly enough for that the 3 of us with some conversational French were able to follow the tour and even ask some questions. The non-French speaker was given a comprehensive written guide in English. The Chateau and gardens have... More

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Lyon, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

There are two ways to visit the Château de Cormatin: you can simply tour the gardens and the nineteenth-century rooms, or for a few euros more you can have the complete tour, which includes the spectacular painted rooms from the seventeenth century. The complete tour is well worth it. Our tour-- in French, but detailed booklets are provided in English... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The castle has been very nicely renovated. In particular impressive are the surrounding gardens. The small cafetaria has very good sorbet ice.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Not the biggest chateau in the country but this was charming. You need to take a tour to see the rooms. Our tour guide was a delightful French girl who felt the need to apologize for her lack of English. We did have an English translation that sufficed.

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Bern, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Nice chateau, beautiful garden and one of the most interesting guided tours we had in a long time. Not only were interesting facts about the castle itself explained but also the castle's history was put into a larger context. The tour is only in French though.

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Queidersbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Right off the main road, this chateau is just beautiful with its moat, gardens and hedge maze. Some of the rooms are viewable inside as well, adding to the experience, but honestly, just a nice place to walk around and enjoy.

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