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. Plan your visit to Chateau des Milandes and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip app.
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  • This chateau is beautiful. Just seeing it, and the grounds, and eating at the cafe is an enchanting and memorable experience. We toured the castle, but photos are forbidden and there are signs...  more »
  • This attraction is very well done. I would go so far to say one of the best I have visited (anywhere). There is so much and it is presented in a way that makes feel it was a home as well as the...  more »
  • Interesting look at Josephine Baker. The Château is very nice. Well worth the time to visit. Don’t miss the grounds.  more »
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  • Garden ok. Nothing special other than the chateau in the background. Ruined by modern stainless steel water courses that are designed to be then center of attention. About as attractive as a 1970s council estate in the middle of a medieval village. Yuck. Birds of prey cages are saddening. A bald eagle on a 1 meter leash, continually facing the wall 5 inches away. So sad. Owls are locked in small sheds no bigger than the bathrooms inside the chateau. The house and audio guide are good.
  • Magnificent and show of raptors to see
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  • Beautiful place. Good reception.
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  • Wonderful show,..
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  • The gardens and fountains are all simply gorgeous!
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