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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld, La Rochefoucauld

(4/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
With a rich history reaching as far back as the 11th century, the is known primarily for its distinct architecture. The main attractions include a grand staircase and galleries that are said to have been constructed based on the designs of the legendary Leonardo Da Vinci himself during the 16th Century. Although there have been a number of changes and renovations that have taken place since then, visitors can still take guided tours of the libraries, furnished rooms, and even the building’s underlying foundations. Even though most of the castle is open to the public, one wing of the castle is still occupied by the Duke and the Duchess. Make Chateau de La Rochefoucauld part of your personalized La Rochefoucauld itinerary using our La Rochefoucauld itinerary maker.
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  • This isn't the movie back to the future but a trip back over a thousand years! The tour group organized by our host, the Duchess, was a history lesson to remember again in several years. Thousand thank you for your very long and interesting visit. This castle is one of the most beautiful of France by its history that has survived the centuries since the year 950! François several have known wars, have been titled to share their victory on the battlefield against the English in the year 1338. Later François will be sponsor of one who will become 1 Francis in 1515. It will be Francis 2 Larochefoucauld who will build the largest part of the Castle. The magnificent staircase to can be built according to plans of Leonardo da Vinci who worked at the Court royale of Versailles at this time. Unique case in France open, the galleries are Renaissance style of the Farnese Palace. François XII introduced the smallpox vaccine, created the school of Arts and crafts and the savings bank. The various libraries are to visit and a copy of the encyclopedia of Diderot. The view is magnificent. We will definitely be back with our children
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  • A Pearl of the Renaissance, the staircase: a wonder easy Immersion in a world that is no longer, the Duke, but also that of the last century glimpsed in the still inhabited apartments, nostalgia... Visit, a day of spring or summer at sunset
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  • I had the opportunity to visit a few years ago during a school trip, we were received by the lady herself, tour, to recommend, they also offer shows and you can have a picnic nearby. Wood that is adjacent to the castle of La Rochefoucauld allows to walk with the family and for some time it is equipped with a fitness trail, notice to athletes! (I put June 2016 because this is the month my visit)
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  • A very pretty castle with some beautiful rooms. Take the guided tour to see the libraries and the archive rooms, it's very interesting!
  • Absolutely beautiful place, stay for the tour of the Biblioteque, fascinating. Was about €8 each adult to enter, lovely couple of hours spent.
  • beautiful setting. i was here for a wedding and the place was incredible.
  • Bit expensive but a good experience.
  • Extrem sehenschwert