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Château de Biron, Biron

(4.2/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Château de Biron bears a history steeped in conflict, having changed hands several times between the 12th and 15th centuries before Charles de Gontaut, duc de Biron, claimed it as his own. The present structure features additions completed over the centuries that make for an interesting ensemble: a 12th-century keep, 16th-century living quarters, a chapel, and vaulted kitchens. Locals purchased the castle in 1978, wanting to restore it. It's currently open to the public for tours--with audio-guides in English available. Take a look at our Biron trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Château de Biron and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It is a castle that is earned! Located on the border of the Lot and Garonne, it took me more than an hour and a half drive in order to admire the majestic castle perched on the Hill. I was extremely surprised by the wooded, peaceful setting that surrounds it. My visit lasted 2 hours accompanied by an audio guide very complete (it's a small interactive iPod which it is possible to listen to comments without helmets - pretty handy if you want to share a family moment without being too firm). I get excited! The castle is fabulously beautiful and rich in stories. The response was remarkable. I think back to be able to enjoy a guided tour as well as participate in the workshops. A true success! Thank you for this beautiful discovery.
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  • One of the most beautiful castle in Dordogne, Beynac and Castenaud. Steeped in history, remarkably maintained monumental building, we visit inside outside, the views around are splendid, but parts are almost empty apart from an interesting display. Course for children who discover the middle ages at first hand and not in the textbooks.
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  • We have visited this attraction many times over the ten years that we have lived here, with family and friends. Over that period, it has been possible to see renovations that have taken place. The vie...  more »
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  • Multiple castles in one. Great panoramas.
  • Well worth the entrance money.
  • Vu seulement a distance mais majestueux
  • Fun Castle. Unlike other castles, are the rooms not decorated, which gives you a better look at the building. By the audio tour is also the history visible. A device you would determine at a single period, but now you realize that there lived in centuries.
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  • The treasure hunt with the visit to the castle is a great and fun idea in family or in a group. The staff is motivated, friendly and available for us to share this unique emotion of domicile in the middle age in 2016. Special note for the demonstration of the usefulness of the weapons of the time by the guardian of the place. Those who want to plunge back into the past, will live a pleasant, a little short for a morning. 😉
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