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Chateau de Cenevieres, Cenevieres

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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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Reviews
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  • Beautiful guided tour by the owner, passionate and exciting! Thank you for this welcome and all these historical annecdoctes. We spent over an hour in this castle and left thrilled (big and small).
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  • What appeared (from the area) as a simple visit to Castle, or too often guides a story learned by heart and of fact without flavor, turned out be a great moment, a real course of history. This is the master of places that welcome us, and that immediately immerses us in a fascinating story thanks to the excellence of these stories whatsoever on the history of his Castle, but also on history in General. We sometimes lose foot, because listening to everything and discover one of the parts of the Castle, we embarked history in "history", so that you find themselves through the eras with him, to almost know his ancestors, forgetting that we are in the 21st century. This visit was a real treat and a wonder, because the pieces, paintings, books and other paintings we admire. We enjoyed, the knowledge of our host, his talents as a storyteller, his passion for history, all in a simple and friendly. When he walked back to the exit, we were almost disappointed, the visit we appear too short, but actually what seemed only last a few minutes, so we were absorbed by his words, it's more than an hour in his company, an hour of pure pleasure. If you're in this area, so this tour is a must. This castle, through the centuries, we wish that the work of Mr De Braquilanges sleepers she also.
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  • An exciting encounter with the owner, we stayed 2 hours listening to him talk about the Castle and its history, a man who makes us want to rediscover the history go to the closed eyes and listen!
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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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  • Worth a visit if you like the old stones and you pass in the corner. The visit is carried out by the family of the owners and anecdotes vary from one visit to the other. Very interesting.
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