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Chateau des Milandes

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Chateau de Milandes is fabulous! Hearing about Josephine Baker and seeing where and how she lived... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Coffy B
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beautiful chateau

I liked the Chateau des Milandes because the castle was beautiful. I was a little scared of the... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
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This 15th-century castle was the home of Josephine Baker.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Les Milandes, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
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+33 5 53 59 31 21
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Chateau de Milandes is fabulous! Hearing about Josephine Baker and seeing where and how she lived was a once in a lifetime experience! It's a great place for photos and just walking, wandering , and admiring the beauty of the grounds. It's hard to believe...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

I liked the Chateau des Milandes because the castle was beautiful. I was a little scared of the birds! But it was a very long visit because it was a big castle.I recommend a visit to Chateau des Milandes because we learnt a lot of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank melissa c
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Few people have heard of this beautiful chateaux which was once owned by Josephine Baker. Many of the rooms display mementos from her career. There is also a show displaying the prowess of birds of prey. After you are finished with your tour there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gwa244
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Tribute to Josephine Baker with excellent and very interesting displays of her performances, her Resistance work and her work with anti racism. The castle has been restored and shows the oppulence of her life there in her hayday. The bathrooms in particular are amazing. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim C
Angélique d, Propriétaire at Chateau des Milandes, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you so much for your message with all these information very kindly!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Wonderful chateau and stunning gardens, interesting to learn the history of the chateau, rather tragic. Good cafe and clean loos, very very nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pimmsinmenorca
Reviewed September 17, 2018

While touring the Dordogne region, a visit to Chateau Milandes is a must. Beautiful fully restored chateau inside and out. Fantastic gardens. The inside has been left in the style created/left by Josephine Baker. There is one room containing items from her days with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill L
Angélique d, Propriétaire at Chateau des Milandes, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you so much!

Reviewed September 12, 2018

I had read about the chateau and Josephine Baker from NY Times article that was published a few years ago and wanted to visit her chateau since then. It was a pleasant experience. Do not expect grand big chateau. Loved all the artifacts especially some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mkim1206
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Was a great experience ! Beautiful Garden and can simply be combined with a work out. Bird show was nice to watch, but the speech is hard to follow. Bird Wisperer speaks only French (quickly French) and the voice over is spoken in a for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MarnixvanH
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This chateau was recommended to us by our receptionist as something for the ladies as it shows the story of Josephine Baker. Indeed my wife was fascinated by the story and also I loved to learn about her. At the same time the surroundings are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank petero251966
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

A great day out providing a fascinating glimpse into a truly inspirational persons life. The audio tour is very well put together with different versions for adults and children. Our 6 and 9 year old followed the entire tour which took well over 3 hours....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Phil M
Angélique d, Propriétaire at Chateau des Milandes, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind message!

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Ian B
November 2, 2018|
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Response from Phillip Godfrey V | Reviewed this property |
It is a journey of about 6/7 hours drive from Paris. Follow the A71 past Orleans, A20 past Bourges, past Limoges. Exit Junction 55 on A20 at Souillac and then follow the D roads to Chateau des Milandes. Well worth a visit... More
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Ian B
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Response from sarahcK781SR | Reviewed this property |
Hi Paris to Bordeaux by train then hire car.
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Response from Angélique d | Property representative |
Hello, september is one of the best moment to visit the castle: gardens are beautiful, temepratures are very good. during the morning, it is a good moment or at the final of the day. In France, the only place about Josephine... More
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