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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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  • A good pretty Castle lulled by the history of Jasephine Baker and a wildlife garden very pleasant to see
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  • Beautiful Renaissance Castle which was the removal of the famous Franco-American vedette with their numerous foster children. Unfortunately it was still closed for works in the garden, and we could not visit the interior, which houses clothing and personal objects of the artist. Visit slope for the next time.
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  • The castle gardens are fairly simple but very well maintained. A bird of prey show is offered to visitors. The castle itself is very well kept and the Interior is well furnished. The history of this castle is well detailed and especially the period where he was in possession of Joséphine Baker. Part of her stage outfits is also presented during the visit.
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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.