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“This chateau is very impressed me, this is the first chateau when i arrive in angerstime w i” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac
Ranked #2 of 58 things to do in Angers
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Owner description: Brissac is among the most impressive of all the Loire Valley Castles ! It is nicknamed " The Giant of the Loire Valley" !! And it is the home of the 13th duke of Brissac. It treasures inside a beautiful collection of ancient paintings and fine furnitures . The visit also includes the discovery of a unique private theater dedicated to Opera by a duchess of Brissac in the late XIX th century . Visitors will enjoy a wine tasting in the cellars of the wines produced on the estate ( especially the Rose of Anjou ) A beautiful landscaped gardened park of 200 are invites visitors to stroll alongside 5 romantic "promenade" ...
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“This chateau is very impressed me, this is the first chateau when i arrive in angerstime w i”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

I like the overall of the scenary there, at the basement there is the lounge and small place of exibition of wine and ocasion

Visited August 2012
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“Fantastic Chateau”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We visited Chateau Brissac as part of a recent driving holiday and loved it.Lots of history and rooms to explore as part of guided tour.The only minor draw back was the guided tour was in French however you were given a leaflet which basically covered everything you needed to know about the rooms you were visiting.Afterwards you could visit the cellars for some wine tasting as they produce their own wines which were very nice indeed !

Visited October 2012
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“Great chateau”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We visited on the weekend when historic sites are open to all in Europe. It was a day trip in combo with the Contreau Distillery. It was the most friendly and enthusiastic welcome of all the chateaux. One of the ladies took us back outside and pointed out the features to visit on the estate. There was a reasonable portion of the chateau open to visit and these rooms were presented as if the owners still used them every day. There were mannequins with clothes of various periods and these were in top nic.
This was in our top five chateaux. The furnishings were well maintained and plentiful. That day there was also a sword demo by a group in town, dressed in period costume.

Visited September 2012
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Ireland
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“Only if you must”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

It's a nice spectacle, but very little of the castle is open to the public, yet they bang on a bit about how big it is and how tall it is. So what, if you're only shown to the 2nd floor?

The town is nice, but we had trouble finding a place to eat - there weren't very many places, but they creperie we ended up in was nice.

The guided tour is only in French, but they do supply a reading card in other languages.
The grounds are nice, however the underground river was closed to the public.

They did allow pictures to be taken when we were there.

Again, it is a sign of the times, as there were very few people about and I did ask staff in the shop how the season was going. Not great, they replied.

Visited August 2012
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“Overpowering opulence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

It was worth visiting this château just to see how extravagantly some people have lived and still live. The grounds are magnificent, as are the furnishings, and the history of the place is fascinating, but overall the experience made us acutely aware of material inequalities and left us feeling disturbed.

Visited June 2012
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