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Chateau de Breze, Breze

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As if the pointed spires atop the carved windows weren’t romantic enough, the grounds at Chateau de Breze are also home to 29 hectares (74 acres) of vineyards. The château itself was built in the 11th century, but the only part of the structure still intact from its early days is the drawbridge. After your tour of the family home, ask to sample some of the house wines, but be careful not to drink too much before touring the fortress beneath your feet. That’s right, this castle rests on an intricate maze of tunnels that were an important component of its defense strategy in days gone by. With its steep walks and tight spaces, the underground is best toured with a clear head. Use our Breze journey builder app to arrange your visit to Chateau de Breze and other attractions in Breze.
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  • Close to o Saumur, this is a fascinating place, not do much for the chateau itself but rather tor the subterranean world below it. There are a plethora of passages and underground living and... 
    Close to o Saumur, this is a fascinating place, not do much for the chateau itself but rather tor the subterranean world below it. There are a plethora of passages and underground living and...  more »
  • We visited more for the underground caves and tunnels than for the chateau itself as we’d heard how interesting they were. And in fact they are by far the most interesting part of the tour. Make sure....  more
    We visited more for the underground caves and tunnels than for the chateau itself as we’d heard how interesting they were. And in fact they are by far the most interesting part of the tour. Make sure....  more »
  • The Chateau de Brézé is famous for its labyrinth of undergound passageways cut into the rock (known as tuffeau). These stretch 4kms, of which 1.5Kms is open to the visitors. The underground... 
    The Chateau de Brézé is famous for its labyrinth of undergound passageways cut into the rock (known as tuffeau). These stretch 4kms, of which 1.5Kms is open to the visitors. The underground...  more »
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  • This was a nice chateau which has underground tunnels. Plenty of parking. We didn't go inside. It was a too hot a day for us to walk around. So, you can enjoy it for us!
  • Not what I thought the visit of a chateau would be but extremely interesting as it is very well documented everywhere you explore. Beware, going up and down the tunnels can be exhausting so you need to be in a reasonable good shape before attempting the visit. The building itself doesn’t take much time but some of the painted panels on the walls and the ceilings are worth seeing. The moats are incredibly deep.
  • Interesting château with extensive underground tunnels, you can take your dog too but you must carry it through the interiors.
  • I would have given this visit 5 stars if we had received a friendly welcome. The gentleman at the entrance today, 3rd September, didn’t make us feel as though we were welcome. He didn’t acknowledge us, but just sat and waited (I noticed when we finished our visit that the two young ladies at the entrance were politely welcoming visitors with a smile and hello. The gentleman should maybe take lessons from them). The visit itself was wonderful, the underground passages and troglodyte habitations fascinating. We spent a good two hours visiting.
  • This used to be a lovely chateau to visit and we have been many times but now the staff are inefficient and rude. Their card machines could only read every third or fourth person’s card, and they were completely indifferent to it, sending us to another queue which didn’t move either. I expect the chateau is still nice, but I wouldn’t waste €30 on their staff’s wages. Would give zero stars if that was an option

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