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 was furnished as if Josephine Baker still lived there. The narrative told a lot of her life including her WWII activity. We missed the bird show given on the grounds. You realized even tho...  more »
  • This is a most see if in this region. It is a beautiful place to take a tour. I was a fan of Josephine Baker and it just added extra meaning to see where she lived and raised her children. The grounds...  more »
  • We spent a pleasant few hours at this chateau, Its has a falconry display and beautiful gardens and was the of Josephine Baker for many years. Nice café/restaurant, plenty of parking, well worth a vis...  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.