Chateau of Carrouges, Carrouges

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Lying on the border of Normandy and the Maine region, Chateau of Carrouges is a picturesque chateau that acts as a summary of seven centuries of history. This destination makes an excellent scene for you to enjoy history at its finest while also delighting in a peaceful environment amidst the stresses of sightseeing. It is surrounded by water-filled moats, and apartments reside behind its sober brick and granite pink facades. Meanwhile, the style and décor of Chateau of Carrouges retain all the charm of an inhabited residence.

Don’t forget to check out the first floor with the state apartments, which are decorated in Renaissance and traditional styles. The "Louis XI room" contains a bed with fabric imitating Hungarian point stitch. The chimney breast in the antichambre d'honneur is decorated with a hunting scene. Furniture is of the Louis XIV and Restoration styles. The Salon des Portraits contains portraits of the lords and owners of Carrouges. Lastly, the main staircase, with its pink brick vaults, rests on four piles laid out in a square. To visit Chateau of Carrouges on your trip to Carrouges, use our Carrouges vacation route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The chateau of Carrouges was always part of the small gems that I keep as secrets of my childhood. As a child, I loved seeing this castle but had never visited him. With my child, the visit was necessary. We had a lot of fun to discover all of the rooms open to the public, guided by Victor, an exceptional guide, living theatrical presentation, sometimes, real passion. A Council: Victor "tells" Carrouges, in french and English, providing us with the essential information to know, but do not hesitate to go out of the box and question him as he invites us always; It has a great culture that love to share. The Castle has the advantage of still be furnished (he was transferred to the State with its furniture) and it almost looks that could resume the life where she stopped between its walls. His immediate environment, its gardens impeccable but not ostentatious, the landscape around, make it like a treasure chest that even more highlights. An illustration of the invitation to travel to Baudelaire...
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  • August 16, 2017
    We have visited this castle, constructed in three waves in the 14th, 16th, and 17th century and inhabited by the last family until 1936. Great place, very authentic and very well mantained. It has the...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Simply visit the gardens out (free), walking around the Castle, to admire the architecture. Half hour, but it's a top in the area.
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  • August 27, 2017
    We visited while on holiday and it was a great decision! The château is impressive and certainly worth a trip! It was notably not too busy despite our visit being in June, but the car park certainly has room for more! There weren't any long walks, and entry was reasonably priced. Although our tour was exclusively in French, it was still very worthwhile as we got to see many of the rooms and experience the ambiance of the interior. The gift shop was also lovely and staff were so helpful despite our fairly poor French!
  • May 2, 2017
    This Château was beautifully situated with water in canals or moats surrounding the building and courthouse. The interior of the buildings were beautiful and well maintained. There was less pictures and decor, but that allowed one to see more of the architectural details. A great place to visit, especially with the beautiful surroundings.
  • August 31, 2017
    Very impressive castle and well worth to visit. Nice people as well.
  • March 31, 2016
    It's a very beautiful castle and it has wonderful surroundings.
  • September 6, 2017
    We fell by chance in this castle and we loved it. It is a place of a great stillness in which to spend a pleasant time. The store that is in the House of the regional park is also interesting. When we visited it they had exposed a collection of beautiful pictures of animals. It seems is fungi.
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