Chateau de Breze, Breze

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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  • From the outside does not mine but once inside look and once as it passes under the Castle c imaginable is especially technical prowess for the time... The large bakery with these ovens kitchen ect... To do really...
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  • A very nice tour of splendid rooms with furniture and a beautiful story (King and cardinal in the key) a castle almost troglodyte with 2 h 30 of visit for all family we see the evolution of the Castle and a cellar with time machines not enough known for my taste and made accessible
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  • Another Beautiful Château of the Loire valley. The access proved to be a little difficult. It lacks signage and cars normally end up on a narrow lane on the left of the castle. Caves are interesting, ...  more »
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  • Interesting chateau with extensive underground caves and rooms. Stout footwear is recommended. Free parking and inexpensive admission rates.
  • Great château, nice troglodyte city. A rare case when a château visit may be interesting for kids )))
  • A truly remarkable place, with both the chateau and the underground cave systems which, over the years, have been used for everything from living space to silk worm farm. Information boards are great on detail but it could do with some background overviews explaining how the whole site worked.
  • I very much enjoyed visiting this château near Saumur. Different from all other châteaus in that it has a network of subterranean caves and the deepest of moats. Good value for the €11.50 charged.
  • A fascinating counterpoint to the prettier riverside chateaux. Well worth a visit.

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