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Park of the Pagoda of Chanteloup
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Owner description: The Pagoda, built in 1775, is a Chinese curiosity of pure Louis XVI style. Virtual reconstruction images show the splendour of the Duke of Choiseul’s palace, destroyed in 1823 by the “Black Band”. Quaint Chinese garden, its oriental plants and Chinese ornaments invite to meditate. Awe-inspiring panoramic view from the top of the Pagoda, “old-fashioned” outdoor games, boat ride on the ornamental lake.
Reviewed September 27, 2013

The walk from the car park is really long, the Chinese garden not very interesting. The view from the top of the pagoda is good, but that's all there is really. Not worth €9 admission.

Thank daves1946
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LaPagodedeChanteloup, Directeur général at Park of the Pagoda of Chanteloup, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2014

Dear Visitor,

We thank you for your commentary.

To preserve the beauty and the peace of the entrance path, access for cars is forbidden. However, people who have difficulties walking may ask to enter with their car.

You consider that the entrance fee is expensive. However, it is necessary to enable to carry out maintenance and restoration work in the site.

The site offers you the visit of the Pagoda, its panoramic view, the park, and the quaint Chinese garden. You can also see the virtual reconstruction images of the castle and its gardens in the « Caretaker Pavilion ». You can also enjoy the other animations (outdoor games, boat ride …)

We hope that you’ll come back to enjoy all the animations at our site.

Best regards

The manager

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

A lovely little walk through the woods to get to it. Definitely better to visit on a nice day weather wise. There is an air of decay about it and it seems that it is still being worked on.

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LaPagodedeChanteloup, Directeur général at Park of the Pagoda of Chanteloup, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2014

Dear Visitor,

We were interested in your commentary.

We have been deploying our efforts to save this monument for 27 years.

We hope that you’ll come back, preferably with nice weather, and that you’ll be touched by the beauty of our site.

Best regards

The manager

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Was passing so dropped in. Not much to see although the film about the chateau that used to be here was interesting. Overall not worth the 9 euro entry fee

1  Thank 1000Magicians
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LaPagodedeChanteloup, Directeur général at Park of the Pagoda of Chanteloup, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2014

Dear Visitor,

You consider that the entrance fee is expensive. However, it is necessary to enable to carry out maintenance and restoration work in the site.

The site offers you the visit of the Pagoda, its panoramic view, the park, and the quaint Chinese garden. You can also see the virtual reconstruction images of the castle and its gardens in the « Caretaker Pavilion ». You can also enjoy the other animations (outdoor games, boat ride …)

We hope that you’ll come back to enjoy all the animations at our site.

Best regards

The manager

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We went to have a look but was closed. Went back but can see the pagoda from the road. Not sure what else is on offer?? Too many other great attractions.

Thank DomCoo
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LaPagodedeChanteloup, Directeur général at Park of the Pagoda of Chanteloup, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2014

Dear Visitor,

We are sorry that you came when the Pagoda was closed. The site offers you the visit of the Pagoda, its panoramic view, the park, and the quaint Chinese garden. You can also see the virtual reconstruction images of the castle and its gardens in the « Caretaker Pavilion ». You can also enjoy the other animations (outdoor games, boat ride …)

We hope that you’ll come back to enjoy all the animations at our site.

Best regards

The manager

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The pagoda is cool, but probably not a key destination for most travelers in this region. But, if you're in the area for a few days, it is definitely worth a stop. The forest is beautiful, there were flowers and wildlife (muskrats?) nearby. The pagoda is a fascinating piece, not many tourists there. It's possible there are sometimes boat rides on the pond, but we didn't see any (we didn't see much reason to stay long). It turned out to be a fairly recent building (what's left of the old chateau), and while its setting is lovely (and you can picnic), we found it worth only a 20 minute stop or so. But, if you want a nice place to picnic and plan to take one, it's nice (there's some sort of visitor center, but since the chateau is mostly gone, it's not of keen interest).

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