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Nice little and quiete castle and gorgeous garden

If you are looking for an easy and beautiful visit in the middle of Auvergne, this is the place to... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2016
Barbara L
Republic of the Congo
Often overlooked treasure

This quiet but wonderful castle is a must-see for Americans in Auvergne. It's the birthplace of... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2017
Stephanie D
Owings Mills, Maryland
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

This quiet but wonderful castle is a must-see for Americans in Auvergne. It's the birthplace of Lafayette and houses many of his treasures from the American Revolution including a lock of Washington's hair, Ben Franklin's ring, and original letters from the hero himself to important...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

This is the place where Lafayette was born and the facility is dedicated to him and his life. Unfortunately not much survives from what was original to the dwelling with the possible exception of an oak purportedly planted in the gardens by Lafayette 's grandfather.

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed August 13, 2016

If you are looking for an easy and beautiful visit in the middle of Auvergne, this is the place to go! Not many tourists in a very well renovated castle and incredible garden!

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

Tried to visit this on 28 September. Would have liked to see it but the lady on reception talked continuously on the phone without even acknowledging our presence. After 10-15 minutes standing waiting, without even eye contact being made, we walked out in disgust.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Christine D
Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a surprise discovery. Absolutely fascinating to discover this american heros and understand why he was so much involved in this quest for freedom and liberty. A must see !

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

The ancestral home of the hero of two countries, the Marquis de Lafayette. In this tiny village in the middle of the remote Auvergne region, deep in "France Profonde," sits this chateau. For anyone who likes to visit historical sites, and one related to this...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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