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Chateau of Chateaudun, Chateaudun

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Built between the 12th and 16th centuries, Chateau of Chateaudun shows off its origins as a 12th-century fortress overlooking the Loire River Valley. Perched on a limestone outcrop, this converted castle underwent renovations adding outstandingly authentic Gothic, feudal, and Renaissance architectural elements. The main roofing has a Gothic style, and inside, a finely wooden carved staircase remains from this period. Today, the castle includes the chapel, the Dunois wing, the Longueville wing, and a large keep that is 31 m (100 ft) high and 17 m (59 ft) in diameter. Put Chateau of Chateaudun at the forefront of your travel plans using our Chateaudun vacation planner.
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Reviews
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  • A nice discovery this castle. Little mentioned in the castles to see, it has nothing to envy to many... Between its keep its holy Chapel and its Renaissance staircase and three hundred years between the beginning and the end of its construction, history has made all his wealth. Julien Agent heritage, our young guide was exciting. A well of knowledge for us to discover this historical monument that deserves a visit in this pretty little town of Châteaudun. Some scaffolding still in the yard and tapestries removed for renovation did us not regret this visit, far from it. This output is very interesting for lovers of history, with your kids or friends. Miss first weekend of July the cultural service of Châteaudun organizes a medieval festival that should be encouraged by your presence. On this occasion enjoy making the visit to the Castle, you walk through the garden to the medicinal and aromatic plants then mount in the Dungeon, while the 180 markets are an effort to provide but the Grail is at the end and then the tapestries returning to spring everything will be material to make you love this rich walk of our history of France and of the life of John the bastard of Orleans , natural son of Louis 1st Orléans, comrade-in-arms of Joan of Arc, who among other things delivered the France from the English. Grand Chamberlain of France. A very interesting epic history unbeatable Julien will deliver, because for all these visits a guide is indispensable.
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  • We visit the Castle end of December. We who came were attracted to the reproduction of the banquet and gourmet shop. We were received by a cold reception, exhibitions and animations are "exhausted" until a new order. the tower was fermee.ce was only jne empty room suite, too bad. very nice of tom tom and nana brochure speaks the closed Tower and the missing banquet. the flyer for adult, help not a project (continued as in the visit of dates...). with a great effort, the castle could be nice. It's too bad that the Manager of the Castle does not understand. avoid
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  • I made the visit only because he needed a minimum of 3 people for a guided tour. The course is well explained and the visitor is invited to go to the gardens (suspended and medieval). The castle is a fairly Spartan place, is a set of pieces to visit in order by taking his time to absorb the atmosphere and reviewing the exhibits. The renaissance stairs are worthy of the castles of the Loire! The 'tribunal' is unique. A must see is the chapel where the tour starts. Are exposed to the sculptures of the "12 Apostles" with support written to understand them and study them. Exciting.
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  • The biggest attraction of the city, beautiful gardens and renovated castle. Entrance at a fee.
  • Fun to do... Very pretty Châteaudun and Park but is missing one or more guides for the visit and the history of the Castle...
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  • In very bad condition, but very interesting to visit. The Dungeon is superb.
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  • Beautiful castle, to visit if you go through Chartres. A 30 min drive. magnificent building. Take a guide on the spot they are fantastic, they know very well their subject.
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  • Great view of the castle when you arrive by the street St. John (one of the most beautiful of the Department)... Do not hesitate to come also for the wool fair beginning July! It's great
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