Chateau de Montgeoffroy, Maine et Loire

Chateau de Montgeoffroy is a phenomenal retirement getaway; at least, that’s what Louis Georges Erasme de Contades, then governor of Alsace, thought when he rebuilt the house in 1772. The entire estate--including furnishings and outlying structures--miraculously survived the French Revolution. This allowed historian Pierre Verlet to study pre-revolutionary French life through its archives and collections. On entering the château, cross an expansive lawn where 18th-century marquis and marquises once exchanged bon mots and fan waves. The front entrance embraces you with its traditional U-shaped layout. Inside, the rooms charm with the pastel hues and gilding that signify this bygone era in French history. Plan your Chateau de Montgeoffroy visit and explore what else you can see and do in Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire using our Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire online route builder .
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  • An excellent upstairs/downstairs guided tour of a private Chateau used only as a holiday home! Well worth paying the extra fee to be shown the first floor bedrooms. The young French guide was excellen...  more »
  • The Château de Montgeoffroy is located slightly off the tourist attractions proposed usually as interesting castles of the Loire. But wrongly. The castle is very worth seeing and offers even an extensive Park with many animal enclosures, you can also enter next to the Castle. Just for kids an attraction. You can also visit the castle itself part of guided tours. One of the tour guides is also fluent in German. The furniture is French mostly original because the area of the Revolution was hardly touched. The family owned the castle is inhabited from time to time even this. There is power only in a few places in the Castle so that even with meals of the owner in the dining room is lit by candles. It shows that everything is still in the State of the early 19th century. Sufficient available parking. You can drive the long driveway up to the Castle. You should take the time for a tour of the beautifully landscaped garden. The House also offers a collection of antique carriages, which gives an interesting insight into the development of the horse-drawn carriage.
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  • We went visited the castle during the weekend of the heritage. This castle is amazing, both inside and outside. Having had the chance to be overall spared during the war, we can appreciate the visit that seems frozen in time. However, a pity that it took to pay our entrance on the day of heritage (with a discount anyway).
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  • We visited here a few years ago and were so glad we made the effort, this is a stunning place .
  • Great location, wonderful guide (even though the tour was in French, she explained various parts in English and Spanish). Nice peek in the world of our nobel ancestors!
  • Great people working there
  • Damage to pay € 5 per adult when there not even time to visit the farm when you have a whole small that makes hunting to eggs.
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  • Very nice and friendly
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