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Chateau de Balleroy, Balleroy

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.4/5 based on 60 reviews on the web
Built in 1631, Chateau de Balleroy is a charming château that has undergone extensive restoration and refurbishment. Guided tours show you the richly furnished interiors. Entering the château, you encounter a dramatic innovation by Mansart--the suspended staircase. Held in place by a keystone at its uppermost level, the stairs and balustrades are supported by a series of vaulting with no supporting pillars.

One of the best and most memorable features waits in the outer courtyard, where you can explore the International Balloon Museum. A collection of pictures, miniatures, collectables, documents, scale models, and really unusual objects trace the history of ballooning from its origins with the Montgolfier brothers right up to the present day.

There's also a shop with a choice of gifts and memorabilia as well as a tea room. Chateau de Balleroy is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Balleroy Edition.
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  • A beautiful chateau, with an entertaining guided tour. A small cafe sells drinks but no food, although you can bring in your own if you wish. 
  • Very interesting Castle car built by the great architect Mansart before Versailles it is representative of the time Louis XIII. He spent the Revolution without damage and is in perfect condition. It is since one half a century for the American billionaire Forbes who resides there regularly and continues to furnish it and host interesting collections. This castle is worth the visit.
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  • Guided tour of a castle of the 17th c. currently belonging to the Forbes (US magazine). Beautiful well preserved with disparate furniture but vintage pieces. Forbes being relentless balloon we find this symbol on every floor (small accessible expo plus). A very nice Park.
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  • Castle foreshadowing of 17TH century french classicism, built in 1631 by François Mansart, it is and remains as one of the most beautiful example of the genius of the time. Beautifully furnished, large and beautiful volumes, many paintings, beautiful draperies and precious objects. Gardens à la française with splendid boxwood parterres. Tearoom beside the Castle. Pancakes galore. . .
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  • The weather was back and we enchainions then with the Chateau de Balleroy in a small 30 minutes offering besides being really nice, the Museum of the ball in his breast. A too historical hair for children who quickly round, he still interested Charly that since the cartoon where the top is very interested in the balloons.
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