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Chateau De Germolles, Mellecey

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Château de Germolles is situated in Burgundy, not far from Beaune and Chalon-sur-Saône. It is the best preserved residence of the Dukes of Burgundy. Built during the second part of the 14th century, this château is important for the history of the region. Furthermore it is a rare example of such a well preserved residence in France in the 14th and the beginning of the 15th centuries, when most of the princely palaces of that period have almost entirely disappeared. This exceptional site evokes court life in France on the eve of the Renaissance.It has been listed as a Historic monument since 1989.
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  • I cannot recommend this Chateau visit highly enough. Although we arrived slightly late we were treated to a personal tour of the chateau by a hugely knowledgeable guide who gave us a concise history o...  more »
  • We were blown away by our visit to chateau de germolles. What sets it apart from other château is the incredible passion, knowledge and personal involvement of the guides. One is the owner, the other ...  more »
  • I'll admit to being a bit reluctant to visit this Château beforehand- it barely features in the guidebooks and on the surface is a fairly destroyed and small site with better alternatives around. What...  more »
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  • Absolutely brilliant. The tour guide kindly took three of us around, and did an absolutely incredible job of bringing everything to life - its rich history and architectural intricacy, and all his hands-on experience of its faithful restoration. How much love and attention has been put into all this work shows through at every step of the way. This was one of the highlights of our holiday, and I can't thank and congratulate him enough.
  • Excellent tour with a guide to the historical and architectural culture without flaw. The visit was a real moment of pleasure and discovery thanks to the talent of the guide. The castle in him even worth to be seen, to some of these aspects that make its originality in Burgundy and France.
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  • Exciting tour with guide. A must see.
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  • A waterlogged place of history for understanding so many thing in the history of the region.
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  • Superb! With an owner who tells you the life of the Castle as if it was at the time of its splendour.
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