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“Magnificent Chateau That Has Seen Better Days” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chateau de Sully

Chateau de Sully
Sully | Burgundy, 71360 Sully, France
03 85 82 09 86
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“Magnificent Chateau That Has Seen Better Days”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The building and grounds are impressive. The people are all very nice. There wasn't a tour in English when I visited so I had to work off a paper tour created by the Dowager Duchess who, I gather, is a Scott. It was interesting... but didn't completely correspond to the rooms that we visited. The Chateau is particularly interesting as a view into a bygone era. You can only really visit a handful of rooms... and they give you an glimpse at a by-gone era. But as you walk around you get the feeling that there is a lot of work to do and no money to do it... cracking plaster, worn woodwork, paintings with holes in them...They are making an effort to sell products from the land and to make the Chateau more self-supporting ... but hard to see how it will succeed. An interesting and somewhat sad place to visit.

Visited May 2013
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“A gem of a chateau”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

great location and lovely walks around the chateau and in to the small town. lots of renovation work has been carried out to ensure this stunning chateau is there for future generations to see

Visited May 2013
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“One among many in the Loire valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a handsome chateau which has been occupied recently enough to retain still a (slightly) home-like feeling. It is not as grand as many in the Loire valley, but has a bedroom in which Louis XIV slept. There are some lovely antiques inside, but their dates are all mixed up and the purist will not like some of the juxta-positions. The outside certainly rates a few pictures and some of the paintings on display, mainly family portraits are exceptionally good. There is plenty of free parking and the autoroute is only 15 minutes away.

Visited April 2013
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“Interesting property, boring tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

There must be a better way to spend 15 Euro and an hour in the area. Perhaps a more engaging guide would have made the experience more meaningful, but frankly we found him rude. With all of the other options in the region I would opt for something else.

Visited October 2012
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“Not worth the money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

Stay in the town of Bayeux where you can walk to restaurants and tours. This place is nice, but out of town. It is fine if you have a car. Food is really average. Not worth the price they charge for the dinner, or the room.

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