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Review of Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu

Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu
Avenue du Chateau, 33650 La Brede, France
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in La Brede
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Owner description: This breathtaking 12th century feudal structure occupies a small island, surrounded by wide moats and an English-style park. It is more famous, however, for its most famous occupant Charles Louis de Secondat. This future member of the Bordeaux parliament was born here. He later moved to Bordeaux, where he was known as Baron de Montesquieu. He wrote "L'esprit des lois" in this chateau, a text that was fundamental in the development of modern democratic systems.
Bernos-Beaulac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Where great minds meet. You can still feel the presence of Montesquieu. I loved the library with its ceiling made of chestnut tree wood. The garden breathed serenity.

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