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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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  • Beautiful castle still in condition and well restored, with its stables and its Park but empty and deco minimum inside!
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  • Very pretty castle called "the little auvergnat Versailles" very well maintained and good guides for us to travel in the history!
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  • Amazing to find a great castle in such a small village. The locals call it the "small Versailles of Auvergne". The visit is worth the glance, including the library, in which you would love to settle until the evening, with a good book and peaty whisky.
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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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  • 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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  • Very nice library. A very well kept and lovely outdoor park.
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  • The castle is in excellent condition. Works of art exhibited are nicely commented during the tour. It is the Versailles Auvergnat narrated with simplicity. Castle preserved during the French revolution because the Lords of the time were very open to the people the company designs.
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  • Very nice Castle, nicknamed the little auvergnat Versailles. The stroll in the Park of the castle in the summer is pleasant. Every year a wine fair is organised in the course. A visit to a good family time!
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