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Chateau de Cenevieres, Cenevieres

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Castle Tourist Spot
Climb the steps to the terraces of Chateau de Cenevieres for picturesque views of the river valley and lush countryside. Go inside to view traces of the original fresco representing the kidnapping of Helen and the burning of Troy. As you approach from the road, the chateau has an interesting profile. Instead of looking like a single building, it appears as a village filled with houses, châteaux, storefronts, perhaps a basilica. As you move closer, you realize why: This 13th-century castle was significantly altered from the 14th to 16th centuries. Builders replaced the Gothic openings with large Renaissance windows and pierced the medieval defensive walls with dormers. Put Chateau de Cenevieres on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cenevieres itinerary maker.
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  • I was recommended to visit here by my Airbnb host and she was so right! It's a private home and as such you get a guided visit. They have amazing original collections of furniture and weaponry and I w...  more »
  • Enjoyed a wonderful tour with the owner, Patrick (english speaking) for a mere 7euro per head... Patrick is a great storyteller and we loved hearing the history of the chateau, medieval life and times...  more »
  • Perched on the banks of the Lot river a few minutes from St. Cirq Lapopie and the nearby prehistoric art of Pech Merle in Cabreret, and easily accessible to anyone staying in the Cahors region or in F...  more »
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  • I lead photography tours to wonderful parts of the world and our recent trip to France was one of the best I've ever done. Our entire photo group was treated to a private tour of Chateau de Cenevieres and allowed the special privilege of photographing; we were even taken into the attic of the castle! Our host, Monsieur Patrick, was wonderfully knowledgeable and gracious, and shared many details and historic accounts with us. The structure is a wonder and the views afforded from this vantage point high on the cliffs, is spectacular! Our time at Chateau de Cenevieres was a highlight of our 10 days in the Lot Region of France.
  • We had a fantastic personalized tour of the Chateau by Patrick, himself. We were the only tourists with English as our language and Patrick took us under his wing. He promised us dinner at our next visit! we just have to book the flight from Australia and bring a nice wine from our home region!!
  • We had a delightful tour with Patrick (one of the members of the family) today. It was informative historically and architecturally - with some good humor as well! I would definitely recommend a visit.
  • Beautiful building on a cave originally. The geographical location of the site is between the County of TOULOUSE and the Dukes of Aquitaine. The guided tour by the owner of the place puts you in the past, but with a note of humor contemporary (not to be missed). The knowledge of this gentleman is impressive, retail, which adds to the table the missing history, color in the picture, looks like cherry on the... The different eras of this construction show the notion of war pageantry or misery, all overseen by the Church with the power of these eras. You will find a lounge of philosophy - rare in castles - where the master of the House was engaged in straight discussion topics from antiquity and which are painted on the walls. Worth the visit...
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  • A dive into history. Beautiful
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