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Chateau de Parentignat

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Address: 7 Place du Chateau, 63500 Issoire, France
Phone Number: +33473895110
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
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The château of Parentignat was built between 1707 and 1720 by Anne-Francois...

The château of Parentignat was built between 1707 and 1720 by Anne-Francois de Lastic, Marquess of Sieujac and Captain of a Royal infantry regiment, on the foundations of an old fortress. The chateau remains in the family to this day and is the object of an extensive restoration programme.The landscaped gardens can be viewed from the terrace at the back of the château, which is lined with heirloom roses and fantastic orange trees in their original 18th century pots. The gaiety of this green and pleasant "natural" garden provides a stark contrast with the formal geometry of the lawns in the front courtyard which have been restored recently, along with the avenue of lime trees leading to the chateau's entrance.The château has always been renowned for being so sumptuously appointed. Its furniture and art collections have always been exceptional.

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An amazing Chateau with superb painting.

Its best to just check on the internet before you go it sort of opens when it wants! We wondered through the rooms on our own and visited the gardens at our leisure. Homely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
jane s
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Immingham, United Kingdom
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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Its best to just check on the internet before you go it sort of opens when it wants! We wondered through the rooms on our own and visited the gardens at our leisure. Homely atmosphere as if it is lived in all the time. Superb avenue of trees lining the route nearby. Worth a passing visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Beautiful collection of paintings, beautiful landscaped garden. Tours only with guides; Opening hours on the site are wrong, it's only open in the afternoon.

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Metz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

The chateau is known as the little Versailles, and is considered "living history" as the present day owners still live in it. It's family-owned and handed down through the generations, which gives it a special feel. The guided tour costs 9e each, and is conducted in French, and the guide spoke extensively about the art pieces in the chateau, which... More 

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