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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. Put Chateau de Breze into our Breze tourist route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Breze.
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  • Honestly, a very unusual site among the Loire' castles. Located 15km south of Saumur, do not expect trimmed ornamental bushes along gardens 'à la française' alleyways nor collections of portraits of d...  more »
  • This place is amazing we did the galleries and the Castle galleries are really amazing and also on all Castle moat place really to do
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  • A castle to discover magnificent as much outside as inside and around especially in the underground, curiosity is needed, rewarding history. Ample free parking, don't hesitate to come. (Attention, shoes flat is better.)
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  • Unique! Troglodytique château! Surrounded by Vineyards! A castle inside a castle! Loved it!
  • The extensive troglodytic spaces made this a particularly memorable château to visit. Well worth the 2h we spent.
  • Visiting Château de Brézé is like experiencing two different places at the same time as you have the 16th century Renaissance style castle above ground plus the underground world created to protect the owners while under siege.I love the fact that the work,which was extensive,proved unnecessary as the castle was never actually attacked! The added bonus is the on-site cave of the chateau whose wines we have sampled and enjoyed.
  • Really unusual chateaux. Loved the caves in the summer heat
  • Romantic and Amazing sunset