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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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  • 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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  • A visit and revisit. The owner is an enthusiastic storyteller of his dynasty and history. We loved and we encourage all walkers and fans of history to visit this wonderful site.
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  • Here is a place that is worth trying if you love history and Alchemy and the secret societies of the XVI th century! The programme of the visit of the castle of Cenevieres is a thematic actual initiation of humanist, alchemical and Rosicrucian.. .the initiated there descelleront all the varnish of old houses charged of history which have sheltered initiates of high rank... and the owner of Cenevieres was a close friend of Henri IV during the wars of RELIGION a true esoteric secret society is even moved... the ANGELIC company : evidenced by the firm of unique Alchemy in France: for all those who want to learn more about the secret societies of the Renaissance and their political and religious reform plan please see the book titled: the Gospel according to FRANCIS BACON, puzzles and mysteries in the time of Henri IV to the Blurb Editions. Good reading and good visit.
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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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