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Chateau de Parentignat, Issoire

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Castle Historic Site
Chateau de Parentignat, called "Little Versailles of Auvergne" by Henri Pourrat, is a must-see for any curious visitor. As one of the few buildings spared during the revolution, the castle now houses one of the largest private collections of paintings by French masters from the 17th and 18th centuries. The château was built in 1707 and still contains much of the original furniture and a library with over 20,000 volumes. Plan to visit Chateau de Parentignat and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Issoire attractions using our Issoire travel itinerary maker.
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4.6
  • The reconstruction of the chateau has added to its historic charms. A great place to visit and the guide is very knowledgeable and "passionate" in providing descriptions. The Library is outstanding as...  more »
  • Its best to just check on the internet before you go it sort of opens when it wants! We wondered through the rooms on our own and visited the gardens at our leisure. Homely atmosphere as if it is live...  more »
  • Beautiful collection of paintings, beautiful landscaped garden. Tours only with guides; Opening hours on the site are wrong, it's only open in the afternoon.  more »
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  • Nice and fun
  • Super chateau, super guide
  • Short writing, beautiful castle. Entrance fee
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  • Beautiful place! Works of art are splendid and very competent guides. Do not hesitate to make the tour of the park that also deserves to be seen
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  • A grand building, the tour is quality with a very nice guide. We also had the chance to visit the private apartments with the current owner. (EHD 2016)
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