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Chateau de Parentignat, Issoire
(4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 sumptuous collection was discovered with a guide very cultured and passionate by the place. The castle is superb and the very nice Park for walking one afternoon. Don't miss was 5 minutes from exit d Issoire.
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  • Very beautiful, well maintained with a beautiful English garden. The only downside is the guided tour, which is being a little too recited and not experienced by the guide.
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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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