Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, La Brede

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A 14th-century Gothic castle with its own moat, Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu gained reknown as the frequent residence of French political philosopher Montesquieu. Here he wrote "Sprit of the Laws," which influenced America's founding fathers in their writing of the U.S. Constitution. Left open to the public by a descendent of Montesquieu, today it is open to visitors. Tour the castle to see the famed author's bedroom and library, preserved since his death in the 18th century. Outside, tour the English gardens Montesquieu created, stroll through the vineyard surrounding the castle, or wander over the moat's bridges. To visit Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu and get the most from your holiday in La Brede, create itinerary details personal to you using our La Brede online day trip planner .
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  • Loved this place with its park outside and the guided walk inside. The interior is so nice, and the history was for me very interesting. I went with friends, but I think this would be a good option fo...  more »
  • As you approach the chateau, it looks very grand and imposing. The lined approach track leads your eye toward the chateau. It is quite dark inside and the rooms are well preserved. I was not over exci...  more »
  • I really enjoyed this visit the guide was particularly involved in his role of explanations and anecdotes no history dotted with more issues of his own research. We could despite our very tight timing benefit from what you would expect from a visit to Castle. To do absolutely and that do try to taste the wine of the area and the surrounding areas, Montesquieu did not write that
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  • This was worth a visit. The guides speak English and they have an English translation guide.
  • Well presented Chateau with English speaking tour guide.
  • Awesome visit! Recommended for everyone
  • Well worth visiting. Even tough the lady in the ticket office is very arrogant and unpolite, the guided tour is interesting and the château is beautiful and well preserved inside and out.
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