Chateau des Milandes, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

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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  • August 18, 2017
    Great place to visit and free parking. The bird show will delight the young and old. Falconers present us their residents very closely and their explanations are very interesting. The gardens are beautiful and pleasant. Experience in the Aviary with the parakeets is very interesting. Morning other activities are also offered for children (workshop falconry, feeding exotic birds), raptors and gardens justify a visit alone. Only downside, the remains: the castle is rather a large remains only a castle and presents little interest at this level then, many facilities made current 20th century having removed the history of the building only interest is the aspect remains of Josephine Becker: dress, held scene, photos,... but that will interest those who.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A discovery of the moving life of Joséphine Baker in the history of this woman full of passion and in a remarkable place. Very beautiful home. Note the Raptors must-see show. Comments during the visit where the show are very interesting. A visit to do if you are in the area
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  • August 17, 2017
    A very nice tour in a magnificent monument. The rooms are furnished which adds an undeniable charm to the place. On the other hand, a lot of people and no tour. Probably should be better visit this emblematic place in the morning.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Josephine Baker's former home with really evocative exhibits about her life. The Château is a refreshing change from medieval warfare and caves and really deserves half a day. The falconry show is the best in the area, the gardens are beautiful at different times of the year. I've been in spring, summer and autumn.Good quality food at a fair price, descent children's play area, friendly welcoming staff. It's worth looking out for musical theatre nights.
  • August 7, 2017
    Really beautiful château with a great history attached. Very interesting well laid out tour. The grounds are beautiful and the birds of prey show is fantastic.
  • July 1, 2017
    This is a fascinating place. The chateau has been excellently restored by the current owners (the new oakwork is a particular highlight). However the real treat comes when learning about its previous owner, Josephine Baker. She was a remarkable woman. To know more, you have to visit!
  • July 25, 2017
    Beautiful place with a very interesting story behind it. Joséphine Baker is who makes this place. She really has left a big impression. The castle for sure deserves a visit if you're in the area. Bird show is spectacular. The food was somewhat disappointing.
  • August 13, 2017
    I had a chance to get acquainted with a life of Josephine Baker who lived in this castle. They also have a bird show at the back yard of the castle, which can be prety interesting.

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