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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. Use our La Brede travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu and other attractions in La Brede.
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  • A castle well maintained, allowing to keep a certain authenticity. Of course, it underwent renovations and restorations to allow us to visit such as Montesquieu had left him. The guide we had had was particularly quiet, asked and explained very well the whole of Montesquieu and his castle.
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  • The monument very well maintained in his time of Montesquieu. It is a pity that schedules are not "more" because a lot of potential visitors "break the nose" in front of the gates that are closed. Therefore, it is prudent to ensure that the opening before moving.
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  • Very pretty Castle as well as the furnishings and decoration especially inside the library and the mini Chapel. A castle in the image of Montesquieu. Pretty garden also. I recommend this place to what are in the village but also in all the people from the corners.
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  • 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.
  • Very nice site huge park with a small but unusual Castle... very good time in the company of montesquieu.
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  • A very nice tour, but to rather except July and August, the guides are more locaces.
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  • Beautiful jewel! The tour is very exciting! Autour Park is a true place of peace
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  • interesting the charmilles! the same idea should recreate the garden from the time of Montesquieu;
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