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Fascinating and Unique!

Villandry has the wow factor, but Breze is definitely a more fascinating place to explore! We... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2023
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A bit different

Very enjoyable visit to a château which is a bit different to others. It was an interesting way to... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2023
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Vienne, France
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Brézé was one of the better sights we went to in the Loire Valley. The troglodyte dwelling under the current chateau was fun to go down into and informative about a way of life that was unfamiliar. The extremely deep dry moat was lovely to walk through. More caves were also accessible from the moat, including an old kitchen, ice house, and an enormous space that was the old winemaking and storage areas. Our kids found this chateau's sights fascinating, much more than the typical chateau with renaissance furniture and tapestries.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

This castle within a castle sounds very interesting. Indeed, parts of it are fascinating. However, the visitor experience is spoilt by the lack of comprehensive information or signage.
The entry fee was Euros 11 - poor value for money.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

in an area where chateaux abound picking the one(s) to visit can be challenging but the Chateau de Breze really stands out, not for what you see on the surface but for what's been excavated beneath it
with a dry moat some 18 metres deep and a whole warren of rooms both underneath the chateau and cut into the outer walls of the moat covering the whole range of living, working and storage the experience is truly unique
the main chateau building is rather disappointing as only a small part is open to visitors and what can be seen is sparsely furnished and not in a particularly good state of repair but that really isn't why you visit so it doesn't spoil the experience
if you're in the area you really should pay a visit - you won't regret it and you certainly won't have seen anything like it before

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

Sunday afternoon visit! Very interesting underground places to explore (although it's illuminated a torch would be useful)! Many old caves that were inhabited and used to the full, wine making, bread making and silk worm cultivating just to mention a few! After exploring around the moat and caves a visit indoors to view the furniture and paintings, all in all a very pleasant afternoon but don't expect to stay for the day unless you take a picnic!

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Breze needs to be on your hit list of 'must sees'. Not only does it boast the deepest moat in Europe, but there's a whole underground of living accommodation and working areas, as well as the more traditionally glamorous chateau, which is what you first see when you arrive. The moat and the underground area provided an incredibly efficient defence for the chateau. It's an extraordinary place which appeals to all ages. The underground area needless to say is at times uneven and in places also steep and dark, so for anyone who's uneasy in those types of conditions, please bear this in mind when you're visiting. There are hand rails and safety lighting. Effectively everyone and everything moved underground when the chateau was under attack.There's even a bakery. The Chateau produces it's own wine. If I remember correctly the ticket price includes a tasting. www.chateaudebreze.com

Date of experience: May 2013
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