Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, Montreuil-Bellay

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#7 of 25 in Historic Sites in Maine et Loire
The town of Montreuil-Bellay was ransacked and burned during the French Wars of Religion, but the sturdy fortress, , was barely touched. Like most French chateaux, ownership of the castle changed several times, but lucky for you it survived all the upheaval to make a premium wine. With 650 m (2,132 ft) of ramparts and 16 towers, it is one the most awe-inspiring chateaux in the region. The grounds rest beside a lake and include picture perfect medieval gardens, a fully furnished ground floor, and vaulted cellars. Understated elegance and attention to detail is evident in the furnishings. After you delight in your royal surroundings, you can top it off with a tasting of the local vines. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay by using our Montreuil-Bellay vacation route planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Nice place, beautiful view, our guide was pleasant. Do and admiration for the family who was able to preserve such a place and do us enjoy! The wine of the castle is back in his luggage...
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  • August 17, 2017
    A beautiful garden! Beautiful buildings! In addition, a roof was redone, so we can see that the price of the visits or the sale of souvenirs are useful. The castle is also furnished and inhabited what is very interesting! The visit of the basement worth to see! Finally, nice view of the River below.
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  • August 16, 2017
    On a dreary day we visited this castle. We had a good English Guide. A nice trip. After a wine tasting but the wines we found personally.
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  • July 2, 2017
    Beautiful chateau. I highly reccomend a walk among the river in the park near the castle.
  • November 18, 2015
    Really really pretty grounds. Still used as a home at times. One of the better Châteaus
  • August 24, 2017
    Lovely Castle. Guide friendly but the avalanche on a garish tone & Robotics made is picked up after 5 minutes. Too bad... In addition, he is a bit steep to prohibit in the (so-called) parts "private photos" while the postcards of these same parts are on sale in the shop!...
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  • July 23, 2017
    Super Castle! I visited it with my grandparents and my cousins (11 years). It was really beautiful! Only thing is that the guide was talking too fast and we didn't understand everything and it was more boring... But staff very friendly!
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful castle. The tour is very rewarding. Opportunity to taste the wines of the Castle. To do.
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