Chateau de Parentignat, Issoire

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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful well maintained Castle, Park, nice but nothing more. A guide who recited his lines perfectly time being counted, the next group was waiting for! Too bad! Beautiful collections of paintings, little furniture by against 2 Nice rooms, pretty boudoir and a beautiful library! I would say has see but I was expecting something else. A little disappointed!
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  • August 14, 2017
    We very much appreciated the visit in this warm Castle we have had a very kind and considerate guide to us visitors... She explained a lot of things at the level of the canopy bed and their height and many meanings in tables! We learned a lot and discovered! Beautiful
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  • August 11, 2017
    The Chateau has remained in the family of its founders. Many of the furnishings are original and it sits in a beautiful park. Guided tours only. Some quality paintings particularly from Vigee Lebrun.  more »
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  • January 16, 2017
    Nice and fun
  • November 1, 2016
    Super chateau, super guide
  • August 8, 2017
    Beautiful castle that is worth trying just beside of Issoir with beautiful pieces and beautiful paintings. The tour is guided and lasts 1 hour. The garden is English.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Very interesting place. Quality guide. But in bit too short for the price.
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  • August 25, 2017
    Few things to do and Park very empty don't merit not the nickname of little versailles (no fountain)
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