Chateau de Balleroy

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Chateau de Balleroy
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10:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:45 AM - 6:00 PM
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Jenny491
Ratingen, Germany11 contributions
A highlight of our trip to the Calvados region of Normandy
Oct 2021
My husband and I were charmed when we were able to take a tour of this wonderful chateau in the 3rd week of October--in the middle of the week--when so many other attractions were no longer open at that time. To our surprise, the manager of the property, Anabel, was our tour guide for a 90-minute tour, which she had organized with me by telephone a couple of days before. Anabel was a delightful and knowledgeable guide through this wonderful historical monument. She took her time to explain so many details of the chateau and it was obvious to us that she is very committed to its preservation and promotion. The chateau and its gardens, park and visitor amenities is well worth a visit, as we found out, especially in the off-season. We had the place nearly to ourselves! We're thankful that places like this are open to the public.
Written October 24, 2021
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Sally B
1 contribution
Magical
Oct 2019 • Couples
One of the most beautiful Chateaus in France!!! Serene, historical, romantic!!!! We just loved our stay!!!
Written September 7, 2020
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Survivory
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg888 contributions
Alternative activity in the area
Aug 2020
If you feel like you had your fair share of second world war this is a nice thing to see in the area. Beautiful castle and nice park that is perfect for a walk. We did not do the tour of the castle but we did do the hot air ballon museum, which is a small but informative exhibition about the history of hot air ballons.
There is a small cafe on the grounds as well and it is quite nice to sit outside and have a coffee and just enjoy the grand environment.
Written August 14, 2020
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Peter K
38 contributions
We didn't know it was a Frobes residence
Jul 2019
We saw some advertisement about the Chateau and decided to pay a visit to it.
Well there we bought the tour tickets and during the wait before the tour we visited the Balloon museum and there realized that it was THAT Malcolm Forbes who flow the balloon crossing the North American continent. Who also landed on the Omaha beach some month after D-day and that later on after the war came back and bought the Chateau Balleroy.
A very interesting visit with a tour guide how love to talk.
Some part of the Forbes family is still visiting and living in the chateau.
The Balleroy chateau has a interesting story in it's self and I can recommend a visit.
Written August 6, 2019
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia2,690 contributions
Quite interesting
Jul 2019 • Couples
This chateau is owned by the Forbes family.
We were fortunate to have a tour in English and as we were the only ones, it was a private tour. Some interesting photos are in a number of rooms.
Written July 8, 2019
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woosailor
Wooster, OH360 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2018 • Friends
We had a rare opportunity to have a dinner in the chateau for our group that was visiting Normandy. The weather cooperated and the food was magnificent. A beautiful chateau, perhaps not like in the Loire valley but nonetheless beautiful with a colorful past and breathtaking grounds.
Written December 5, 2018
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Sleep_under_stars
Llandudno, UK33 contributions
Beautiful, worth a visit
Sep 2018 • Family
I wanted to see a French Chateau and this ticked the box.
Lovely gift shop, we opted for the tour and a visit to the balloon museum.

The house tour during our visit was held in French and we were given an English guide which made for very interesting reading, there are not many rooms to tour and I think we were at maximum capacity for the tour as we were shown room by room.

Anyone going on a tour I would advise you to appreciate you are touring a private dwelling, the number of rooms are limited but very much worth the tour.
The decor is stunning, it was full of history which was backed up with the information sheets and the tour guide.
The views are magnificent.
I felt privileged to go inside and experience it. It was great to put into perspective the size of the building which is so grand from the outside yet quite narrow on the inside.

The gardens were beautiful and there were two walking options of 30 minutes or an hour but we meandered around in the grounds and didn't do the walk.

The cafe is a few tables, somewhere to have an icecream and a drink, not a fully catered cafe, just a pitstop but lovely none the less.

The balloon museum was really interesting too, worth having a look around.

The gift shop was lovely and a good size.

I would recommend a visit here!

The staff were friendly, hospitable and we could not fault a thing. Thank you Balleroy for letting us see your home!
Written October 10, 2018
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GerryBaron06
Spring City, PA891 contributions
Magnificent chateau
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is a beautiful chateau that has been restored to great splendor by the Forbes family under the leadership of Christopher Forbes. The balloon museum has lots of history and memorabilia related to ballooning and Malcolm Forbes. The view from the belfry is magnificent.
Written October 9, 2018
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T210HRkerrym
Denver, CO66 contributions
Beauty in the countryside
May 2018
You can just be enjoying your drive through Normandy when all of a sudden you see it- Chateau de Balleroy.It's stunning and a perfect example of French Normandy Architecture. This used to be Malcolm Forbes home and it house a museum about air balloons. I am not sure if they still have a festival for that. Bring a lunch and sit in the garden.
Written October 2, 2018
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Linda R
Salisbury604 contributions
Guided tours only, but worth it.
Jul 2018 • Couples
The guided tours were for very good, you had a sheet as not all guides speak english, but very friendly and helpful.
A very interesting house that has had some very interesting guests stay, pop in and find out!
Very interesting Chateau, gardens and very good gift shop.
Written October 1, 2018
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