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“A Renaissance chateau...”
Review of Chateau de Serrant

Chateau de Serrant
Ranked #9 of 64 things to do in Angers
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Carlsbad, California
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455 reviews
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“A Renaissance chateau...”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

A lovely example of Renaissance chateau built in 15th century on the foundations of a medieval fortress. Owned by the Brie Family, it changed hands many times. Antoine Walsh, a ship owner, bought the estate in 1749, redecorated the chateau and added English gardens.
Than in 1830, Valentine Walsh married the Duke de la Tremoille and since then the chateau stayed in the Tremoille Family.
The chateau is notable for the library and it's 12,000 books. Also, for the collection of furniture and objects d'Art it is one of the best furnished chateaux in the Loire valley.

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
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“Grand Historic Chateau Tour”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Wow! What a house! It was amazing to imagine that people lived in home such as this! Current family still owns and lives in part of the house. I took the tour in French, but was able to understand what was being said by following along in the translated English brochure. so worth visiting. just exquisite!

Visited August 2013
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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“Check the opening times.”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

A very good example of a French Chateau and well worth a visit, but check the opening times, we had differing information. The guided tour was in French but the English booklet provided made it easy to follow.

Visited June 2013
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A Brit in France
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89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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“Magnificent Chateau!”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

A very good guided tour, this chataeu is as good inside as it is outside , it has one of the most wonderful libaries I have ever seen.I would highly recommend a visit.

Visited July 2012
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South Wales, UK
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“Not the best of the Chateaux”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

When we visited there was only an option of the guided tour in French so we decided to pay 12 euros for 2 of us to access the grounds. In retrospect we should have paid for the tour, even if we couldn't understand it because by all accounts it's the interior of this chateau which makes it beautiful. The exterior is not the best Chateau in the area, and the ground are very poorly kept, so not the sort you can wander around and enjoy.

There are far more beautiful Chateaux in this area, so I'd only recommend this one if you're desparate to fill an hour or two in the Loire Valley.

Visited September 2012
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