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 Angers using our Angers 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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  • 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!
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  • This castle has retained 80% of its period furniture and we can observe several oils on canvas offered to the family by the successive Kings of France; pretty impressive. Only the ground floor can be visited. The French garden has lost much of its original charm, Garden edges gave way to grass... I regretted that the photos are not allowed inside, as a few postcards for sale in shops are far from beautiful. Note also that the family has a dispute with the architect of the historic Monument and we do us know throughout the visit. I think it moved.
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  • Great Castle, which deserves to be known. The richness of the furniture inside is impressive and the guide offers a full and rewarding this home visit. The past and present mingle in a really interesting way and the furniture of the 18th century are sumptuous. Finally, the collection of copper is stunning... a visit not to be missed under any circumstances!
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  • Not very busy place. The parking lot is right next to the Castle, it is not necessary to worry about to enter the gate of the complex. Inside I was not but the castle is open to the public. The gardens are the place to them is only a grassed area.
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