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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  • Castle and visit very well. Place rich in history, and great site. Pity that the castle is not enough stay in its own juice with more authenticity. But I will return!
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  • The Park is very outside beau.l also it is a guided tour. A huge library listen out a bit with an unfinished taste. We would have liked to see same or learn more.
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  • Attention only guided tour we have wanted to visit this castle and arrived with 30 minutes early for a guided tour and she was full we had to wait 1.5 hours for the next... Fortunately, the Park is great! The castle is beautiful but badly informed Attention to the visits late in the day especially at year end! The guide has a little trouble with the kids and is not really a teacher...
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  • En ce moment (2018) la visite est tronquée du fait des rénovations et restaurations. Sinon c'est un château plein de charme avec un beau jardin.
  • 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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