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Chateau de Hautefort, Hautefort
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The Château de Hautefort is a French château and gardens located in the town of Hautefort in the Dordogne. The château was reconstructed in the 17th century, and embellished with a Garden à la française. In 1853, the landscape architect, Count of Choulot, redid the gardens, adding a landscape garden, geometric flower gardens, topiary gardens imitating the domes of the château, and a long tunnel of greenery. Next to the formal gardens is a hill with an Italian garden with winding shaded paths. Notable trees in the park include a Magnolia grandiflora and a Cedar of Lebanon. The gardens are listed by the Committee of Parks and Gardens of the Ministry of Culture of France as one of the Notable Gardens of France.In popular cultureThe Château de Hautefort was used in the 1966 film 13 . The Château de Hautefort was featured in the 1998 film Ever After starring Drew Barrymore. The château was portrayed as the character Prince Henry's castle. Many of the film's scenes were shot in and around the Dordogne.
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  • This is worth a trip, but look at the admission schedule. We arrived just after noon in October and had to wait for staff to return from lunch. 
  • A castle very well restored after a fire in 1968: This reduces the visited part, but the rooms are well furnished and offer a good view of this beautiful monument. On the inside, one outside is worth a visit because of the beauty of the site and the quality of the gardens!
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  • Beautiful and impressive castle. Very interesting interior with its period furniture. Walk in the lovely garden.
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  • Beautiful chateau and amazing gardens. The rooms are decorated in Renaissance-type styling. They are doing work on the chateau as of July 2016.
  • The Chateaux is incredible. However at present major reconstruction is taking place and I truly feel it should rather be closed for the duration of the work. We paid EUR19.00 for 2 people and the construction materials and vehicles spoil every picture. Several parts of the Chateaux were also closed. Very disappointed
  • Incredible. The English gardens and the formal french gardens are truly beautiful. A magnificent treasure in the Dordogne.
  • Awesome place
  • It's not the Castle style that I love but when even a nice tour the gardens are nice to also do visit the village
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