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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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  • We called here on the off chance. Tickets are purchased at the Tourit information office by the entrance. The next guided tour inside the chateau was an hour away so we simply paid to walk in the grou...  more »
  • An exciting tour accompanied by a guide friendly and caring for his audience. Too bad that during my visit at 2.30 pm a car parked right in front of the gatehouse of the Castle (not terrible pou rl' atmosphere and especially the photographs). Shame on the other hand that the public can't visit more parts; the dining room including including a recent show "roots and wings" show us yet the redevelopment; It appears that this visit is reserved to groups; other spart there are other rooms for the stay of the members of the Foundation...
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  • If you stay in Bordeaux, don't miss a visit to La Brède Castle which was the residence of Montesquieu. Old fortress with its old bridges levis, the castle was redesigned during the Renaissance and the pieces of apparatus are beautiful. The setting is beautiful and relaxing. In the meadows that surround the Castle you can see a herd of cattle of BAZAS,.. .viande is known by its quality. The town of Bazas, far, is also to discover
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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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