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Chateau of Carrouges, Carrouges

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Tourist Spots
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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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  • A fairytale castle with a moat, doesn't get much better. Only €5.50 per adult to get in and the tour of the rooms has a guide - only downside was that the guide was in French & we're not too fluent, b...  read more »
  • The image at first glance can easily deceive. The building constructed of red and black bricks, with four circular turrets, is not a castle. It is just gatehouse. But the impression is really good. Th...  read more »
  • Very nice "little" castle with its porch and its castle on the pond. Mandatory guided tour (to preserve the Interior of the Castle) but very nice with a guide who captures the attention of the participants. Very well preserved Interior and beautiful red brick staircase. However the gardens are somewhat neglected.
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  • It's a very beautiful castle and it has wonderful surroundings.
  • beautifully beautiful!
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  • Very good tour with guide for a nominal sum.
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  • Festival of hunting and angling 2013
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