Chateau de Serrant, Angers

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The Chateau de Serrant is a fortress of knowledge with 12,000 books stashed away in its library. The great Bonaparte himself stopped to visit this renaissance home. The then owners prepared a room for the conqueror, but unfortunately he had battles to fight and only stayed two hours. The same family that hosted Bonaparte still owns the chateau and allows you to view Napoleon’s unused room. After you 've toured the rooms, take a look at the vaulted ceilings in the former kitchens. They are an exceptional example of extravagant interior design from the renaissance architectural period. Add Chateau de Serrant and other attractions to your Angers trip itinerary using our Angers travel route planning tool .
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  • Nice little detour from our journey, lovely grounds and lake, full of history very pretty the only thing I can say negative is that it could use a little tlc inside  more »
  • Attracted by the sight of the Castle from the road, we decided to go and visit. The guided tour starting soon after our arrival we took two tickets. We learned a lot of things thanks to the culture and the knowledge of the guide who was able to sharpen our curiosity and answer our questions. Beautiful kitchen with copper battery very full time. The Castle, which has always been sold with its furniture is richly and beautifully furnished. The library is fantastic. A must visit this castle tour to access some parts of major interest. Very well maintained Castle.
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  • We were passing through the area and decided to stop in. It was a Monday late morning, and there were a couple of classes of children there with their teachers and a few other adults. We did the self ...  more »
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  • Very interesting castle! In the standard visit you get to see a couple of rooms on the ground floor, a couple of rooms on the first floor and get a glimpse of the to-be-restored rooms. Nice but not a must-see. The guided tour instead was amazing. Not only you will get the historical context of the castle but you will also get to see an impressive library (among the biggest privately owned in France), working rooms, restored bedrooms and a visit to the kitchen. If you are in the area I'd definitely recommend a 2h stop to visit this
  • Terrific, and go for the guided tour, as you see more, including the it's-got-to-be-seen-to-be-believed ebony cabinet. What a place. If it was good enough for HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in May 1981 to stay for three nights, you know it is worth a visit.
  • Tasted and bought local wine!! I love that castle!!!
  • Very nice and worth seeing Castle from the 16th century and finished placed in the 18th century. Should make absolutely with the leadership, because you get to see otherwise, not all facilities such as the library and the kitchen, etc. Unfortunately is only in French. If something can French quite feasible. Also, there are cards with a description of the room in many languages in every room.
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  • Private beautiful castle and the various rooms decorated with many objects. I love the Princess and her bathroom. The guide was very knowledgeable. Shame that outsiders do not seem to me to be well kept.
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