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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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  • I did this visit because I absolutely wanted to see by me even the castle in his underground part. It is dimly lit so hard to read the views... When there is. In my opinion, there are at least a person per day that must fall. But the worst is the upper part where many things are damaged. I know, it's period... but nonetheless that the preservation of the heritage passes by maintenance and restoration. A smile or a Hello does not hurt either. In short, I do not have horrible thanks to the charming old place and courtesy of gardeners.
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  • So of the castles in the region, is not what Miss huh! But this one is worth a visit! The "living" area is much much more... below that top! It's very impressive! And must see! On the other hand, I'm not 5 stars because the price is high enough so that ban to take pictures at the top (even at Versailles can!), and it is specified by tiny pictograms that are under the big "Do not touch furniture FRAGILE" sentence. It's from the home (tickets) we should tell us because being at my contemplation, I have not seen these small crossed red cameras! So in all honesty, I do a few photos and a group arrives, with the "charming" guide me swinging "no photos! "It's forbidden!" very haughty, and me responding, falling from the skies, "Ah good?" and him annoyed "It is written everywhere since!" UH... and the kids who run and who throw themselves on the table in the dining room "to the fragile furniture" (it was Easter egg hunting), encourage them? Because me and my pictures without flash, we had much more damage that these kids hurt a bit high no? In short, this character has been very unfriendly to me and this combined with the high enough price, I can't put 5 stars. I would have been one less "I me in unquantifiable", this small altercation could rot my visit...
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  • Very nice to visit Castle. I advise you to take a good pair of comfortable shoes because the tunnels are quite slippery. And especially watch your head, in some places the ceiling is low. In any case this castle appealed to everyone including our 3 years chip that fun to discover the underground.
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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