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Exceptional visit

Best to see the castle with the owners to have a real exchange with them, and not in a big summer... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
Once in a lifetime...

This chateau is occupied by the 7th Duke and his German princess wife, both elderly. He speaks... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Aug 18, 2018
Feb 9, 2017
“Exceptional visit”
Visit one of the Four BAronnies of Perigord, property of the Barons de Mareuil and princes of Talleyrand-Périgord. Castle of the XIIth century rebuilt after the Hundred years war, live this part of the History with also some marshals of France and...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
27 rue du Chateau, 24340 Mareuil, Mareuil en Perigord, France
+33 5 53 60 46 18
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

If your looking for your typical castle this might not be for you, however if you want a elderly couple sharing their castle and collection of antiques, all covered in genuine dust and a book case full of books no ones read for years because...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Philip T
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Best to see the castle with the owners to have a real exchange with them, and not in a big summer group; absolutely not a classic or typical visit of a castle; no audioguide, shop, ice creams, coke and so on; if you dislike dust,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank _lalablabla1261
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

A perfectly charming hour spent with two wonderfully eccentric souls who currently inhabit this stately pile. We were recommended to visit by a local cafe owner who promised us an excentric aristocrat and an equally glamorous wife. We were far from disappointed. Think Fawlty Towers...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Adam C
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This chateau is occupied by the 7th Duke and his German princess wife, both elderly. He speaks English, has a wicked sense of humour, and loves his Kir. He obviously adores his ancesral home, and will cheerfully rail against the French taxation system which makes...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank rehaylock
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Out of the ordinary in every possible sense but if you're nearby why not drop in & soak up some eccentric charm? Immaculately-mowed lawns & carefully-polished floors.... perhaps not. A place the like of which you've never seen.... for sure!

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank TomTomParigi
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Paid 14 euros for a guided tour, having explained we are English and don't speak good French or any other language. Only to be stuck on the end of a german tour. And the artifacts are just bunged together and covered in dust. Other than...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Kirk H
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March 14, 2017|
Response from _lalablabla1261 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I do not manage the place but i know that it is certainly not an hotel. It is openned to the visit only.