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Chateau des Milandes, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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In 1489, Chateau des Milandes was the main residence for the lords of Caumont. Today, it is best known as the former home of entertainer Josephine Baker, who restored this "Sleeping Beauty" castle in the late 1940s. Tour parts of the castle for a glimpse into Baker's intriguing life, walk through the bucolic gardens, or take in a Birds of Prey show that features some of the best fliers in the castle's falconry. See Chateau des Milandes and all Castelnaud-la-Chapelle has to offer by arranging your trip with our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle itinerary builder.
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  • The chateau itself, with its many towers and archways, is what many might imagine when they dream up their fantasy castle. It’s not big, though, and can easily be toured in an hour. There are also pre...  more »
  • The gardens are a comfortable place to stroll on a sunny fall day. We had arrived just in time to see the next raptor demonstration. The birds come right next to and above the audience. What magnifice...  more »
  • The chateau is dedicated to Josephine Baker. I liked the way her life story unfolded as you walk from room to room, seeing her costumes and memorabilia on display. What an extraordinary woman she was,...  more »
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  • Lovely chateau on the outside and I was pleasantly surprised by the story of the owner inside. Josephine Baker was a rockstar and a thinker ahead of her times. Throughout my time there, I really gained an appreciation of her and I enjoyed learning about her - I'd never heard of her before then. Rooms were amazing, especially the bathrooms. Photos not allowed inside the house. I wish the postcard selection had been better - I wanted to take away a reproduction of one of the cool photos or posters in the house but there weren't any good ones and the jpg print quality was poor. Sat in on the falconry display as well. It was mostly in French so I didn't really understand what they were saying, but the birds were cool, and it was really interesting. The gardens are beautiful. It was a very enjoyable visit
  • The castle owned by Josephine Baker. Really nice, with a lot of pictures, lot of furniture... Very interesting.
  • Beautiful castle with interesting museum on Josephine Baker. Great bird show, nice bistro.
  • The birdshow is a nice addon for children. Great visit!
  • A very interesting place to visit and a good story behind it.