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Chateau of Chateaudun

Place Jehan de Dunois, 28200, Chateaudun, France
+33 2 37 94 02 90
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Amazing Château

I visited this château early on a rainy morning. At 11am I took the tour of the keep, which was the... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2014
M P
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Toronto, Canada
Mighty chateau

From outside it looks more impressive than many of 3/3 rated castles in the Loire area. We were on... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2014
Jeremy C
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London, United Kingdom
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Standing some 60 metres above the Loir valley, the Château features a rare succession of medieval, Gothic and Renaissance architectural elements including two open staircases overlooking the courtyard. The beautifully preserved interior houses a fine collection of tapestries. The Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, built by Dunois, contains some outstanding sculpted statues. A mediaeval kitchen garden has recently been laid out at the foot of the main keep to illustrate how herbs and spices were used in the cuisine and medicines of the Middle Ages. Open: > 2nd May to 30th June: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. > 1st July to 4th September: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. > 5th September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 1 hour before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Place Jehan de Dunois, 28200, Chateaudun, France
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

I visited this château early on a rainy morning. At 11am I took the tour of the keep, which was the oldest, more Medieval part. The tour was in French and it was very informative, lasting about 1 hour, I'm not sure if they do...More

1  Thank M P
Reviewed May 30, 2014

From outside it looks more impressive than many of 3/3 rated castles in the Loire area. We were on the way to Chartres, therefore we stopped here just for a walk around the castle rock. And it was worth that stop.

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Empty rooms. This castle was neglected for centuries and some of it cannot be visited. Dunois is a fascinating character (I can't say what his French title was because this site regards the expression as profane!! - an idiotic spell check in the circumstances since...More

Thank JanettaDavies
Reviewed April 1, 2014

During a short trip from Paris to the Loire Valley, this was the last stop on my way back, after visiting some other "better rated chateaus". In my opinion, if you visit a castle, in some way you expect and imagine how was life in...More

1  Thank MigueldePomar
Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is a rather dilapidated shell of a former castle that was built in different stages. The rooms are mostly empty, but you can get some idea of there former glory. There are tapestries, these are not original and are very faded. It was rather...More

1  Thank Sunsetbeach08
Reviewed September 11, 2012

An interesting castle, even if it is not that famous. It is fairly empty though, save for a collection of tapestries. Nice medieval garden. There is a guided tour in French.

1  Thank Seasondtraveller
Reviewed September 11, 2012

This is a nice castle with a less than helpful staff. Built in three distinct periods, the styles are easy to compare and contrast. It is far from the most attractive castle we have seen, but still worth a trip if you are in the...More

Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed September 11, 2012

The great tower of Chateaudun castle was built in the twelfth century by Thibaud V, count of Blois. It is the sole surviving part of a larger structure. In 1439 Chateaudun castle is acquired by Jean Dunois. He has the great tower roofed (1450) and...More

Thank Iweinvanaalst
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We were in France for a month touring the area in our camper and this was one of our highlights, Chateaudun was where we chose to spend the most number of days due to the beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere. The Chateau is a imposing...More

1  Thank LoopyLou1986
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Spiral staircase made of fossils! Great peek into middle age history.

Thank MedicinemanPA
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