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Chateau des Doyens

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Worth visiting for the town itself

If you have been to similar chateaus in France, this is not extraordinary - but is still quite... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2017
Ulysses S
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Singapore, Singapore
A free attraction, steeped in history

Carennac is one of the 100 finest villages in France and it grew up round the priory which was... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2015
Minackman
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Cornwall
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In the heart of the Lot's Dordogne Valley, the Chateau des Doyens hosts the heritage centre (centre d’interpretation et d'art du patrimoine du Pays d'art et d'histoire de la vallee de la Dordogne lotoise): art and history about the area. You will...more
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Pays d'art et d'histoire | Cour Du Prieure, 46110 Carennac, France
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

If you have been to similar chateaus in France, this is not extraordinary - but is still quite good. However, it is the focal point of the town of Carennac, a worthy holder of the title of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (i.e., one...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

I found the exterior of the chateau to be of more interest than the interior. Built in the 16th century, it is more of a grand house than a castle, and apart from the museum exhibits and displays on local culture and architecture (very good,...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2015

Carennac is one of the 100 finest villages in France and it grew up round the priory which was established in the 11th century. Come the 16th century, the priors built this fine "chateau" for themselves. From its imposing site, it looks down on the...More

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