Chateau d'Anet
Chateau d'Anet
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Mark R
Shildon, UK13 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We visited the Châteaux as it’s somewhere we’ve wanted to look around and were not disappointed. Our guide, a wonderful lady whose name we did not sadly get, was amazing and took the time to discuss the fabulous rooms in English for us even though she admitted her English wasn’t fluent (no or is our French!). She did an amazing job explaining everything and the history and historical importance of artefacts and the buildings. Who knew we’d see a letter from Henry VIII signed. As well as a chapel that Mary Queen of Scots had worshipped in. All in all a great visit and we also enjoyed the massive room which featured in Thunderball with Sean Connery. Magnifique. We’ll worth a trip if you like gardens too.
Written April 7, 2023
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Ytrepan
Sainte-Martine, Canada31 contributions
May 2011 • Friends
Je ne me lasse jamais de visiter ces châteaux privés, malgré les restrictions (visite guidée, aucune photo, etc.). Ces châtelains du monde d'aujourd'hui y consacrent amour, temps et argent pour nous faire revivre notre histoire (oui, je suis canadien, mais de souche française en 1655). Quelle belle collection de pièces inédites, relatant les faits les plus intéressants de Diane de Poitiers. Malgré les destructions des diverses époques, dont la Révolution, il reste quelques joyaux d'architecture, dont la chapelle du Château. A la fin de votre visite, n'oubliez pas de visiter l'église voisine (à droite en sortant du Château) où vous verrez le gisant de Diane. Somme toute, cela vaut beaucoup mieux que les pièces vides de certains châteaux de la Vallée de la Loire. Et il ne faut pas oublier les guides, toujours disposés à répondre à nos questions, et parfois faire un peu d'animation pour les enfants, petits et grands. MERCI DE CETTE VISITE.
Written December 9, 2011
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Anne2350
Glasgow, UK44 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Town of Dreux is an hour from the centre of Paris by train. From the train station you can take a number 28 or 80 which takes you to Anet. Dont ask the taxi drivers at the station if a bus goes to Anet as they will tell you no buses goes to the Chateau and then charge you 35 euros - I hate the way people rip off tourists. Anyway the Chateau which appeared in Bond movies was very interesting and although the guide could not speak English, we were given a sheet printed in English with all the information required. Staff very helpful. Entrance to Chateau was 8.50 Euro.
Written September 21, 2014
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ToujoursLaRoute
Paris, France1,191 contributions
Nov 2022
The time for visiting is very limited, access allowed every hour in groups, if you are not there you need to wait another hour, and starting only at 2:30 PM on Saturdays. Otherway, you are not even allowed to visit the gardens or the exterior of the castle. French holiday checks (ANCV) are not accepted for the entrance.
Written November 28, 2022
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MissPlank
Westerville, OH8 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
We went out of our way to visit this chateau in May 2012 and were very disappointed. Many people were gathered in the courtyard when we arrived (after paying an entrance fee) and after about 10 minutes an officious woman who turned out to be the guide unlocked the doors of the chateau and we all streamed in and then were led around by the officious guide. The tour was long, we could not understand a word of it, we were not allowed to go into rooms by ourselves and had to stay with the group. The worst part was that we were prohibited (!) from leaving. Since we could not understand a word of the tour we tried to leave by one of the doors, only to find they were locked. When I told the guide I need to leave (by pointing to my watch and looking pained) she wagged her finger at us and refused to let us leave. Nowhere on the website is there any mention (as least there was not in May) of the fact that you are required to join a tour in French in order to see the chateau and no one informed us of it when we arrived and paid the entrance fee (which they refused to refund by the way). If you speak good French this may be an interesting place, otherwise stay away.
Written August 9, 2012
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Michael B
Bury, UK86 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Chateau d'Anet was built in the 14th century and was inhabited by Diane de Poitiers, wife of Henry II of France. It has been captured and retaken, demolished (in part) and rebuilt in the centuries and is now inhabited by a "normal" French family. There are many pictures and items of furniture to admire.They are open every afternoon at 2pm, except on Tuesday, until the end of September. After that I think they only open weekends. Guided tours only. The guides speak French only but there are comprehensive printed notes in other languages. The tour takes about one hour.
Written September 23, 2015
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RUSSOPHILE50
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
I was shocked to find we could not leave the tour when we wanted to. Effectively kept in the house for 75 minutes listening to the guide speaking rapidly in French which I couldn't really understand. Was so glad to get out. Couldn't even have a look at the grounds and no facilities. Very disappointing.
Written August 21, 2015
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Amy Gray
Devizes, UK14 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
The Château may not be as beautiful as it once was, but it is worth a visit just to see the Statue of Diana the Huntress behind the main Chapel on the right as you enter the Château courtyard. Yes, the tour is in French, but you are given a translation sheet and/or can buy a guidebook in English as a souvenir too. The legend of Diane de Poitiers as the older beauty who captured the heart of renaissance King Henri II at the expense of his wife Catherine de Medici is well known in France and was the subject of the 1950's film 'Diane' starring a very young Roger Moore. This château was her last home. The adjoining spectacular funerary chapel for Diane de Poitiers is her final resting place and is FREE to visit.. Her tomb was rescued from a farm (used as a trough) after the Revolution. Her remains were re-interred in May 2010 after being identifed. From tests done on her remains it seems that she died from toxic poisoning due to ingesting liquid gold over a long period of time to help retain her youthful looks. (She needed to retain her youthful looks as the favourite mistress to King). So all in all, well worth a visit. The château needs more visitors to pay for the immense upkeep of its crumbling walls so do go along.
Written August 5, 2015
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John B
16 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
We visited in December with a mixed group of French and non-French people. The chateau is interesting, and its relatively small size makes it appealing. The gardens were apparently not open, at least on the day that we visited. There was however an extremely beautiful view of part of the garden from the windows of the chateau, and more limited views from the courtyard .
One has to take a guided tour, and because of the size of our group we were split into two to go round.The guide was informative and spoke clearly in French but very quickly. She was asked to speak slower and if she had done many members of the party (including myself, whose French is relatively good) would have understood a lot more. The second part of our group apparently were allowed to get one of the group to translate what the guide said into English, though presumably that made the tour longer or cut down the amount they were told.
Some of our group managed to obtain some written information in English, but it was not displayed prominently.
There are two chapels on the site which can be visited without a guide and are worth seeing. There are no toilets, but there are public toilets in the town a couple of hundred yards away. A few souvenirs are available. There is no tea room, though no doubt refreshments can be found in the adjoining town. In a way that adds to the appeal of the place because it seems more like a (very grand!) family home, which we were told it is..
Written December 7, 2018
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Light Lord
Tel Aviv District, Israel750 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We stopped here due to the tour book recommendation... nothing to write home about.

We took the guided tour... in French... what a waste of time...

Nothing to see in the neighborhoods too
Written July 21, 2017
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