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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Montreuil-Bellay holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay Reviews
Leur architecture est plus ou moins grandiose, parfois lourde, parfois ajourée, et celui-ci, imposant, ne laisse pas présager une demeure familiale délicieuse à visiter. On fonce toujours vers les châ... more »Their architecture is more or less grandiose, sometimes heavy, sometimes pierced, and this one, imposing, not portends a delicious to visit home. We always go to the most well-known castles, and it's a shame, because some are not on the front line in the minds of the castles of the Loire. Montreuil Bellay is worth a visit. Wineries that suggested the nearby vineyard to the heights where is fair in fair, old but little ostentatious sets, this visit is a marvel. The girl guide is a lot because it leads his career with humor and skill. We spend an hour or two very nice, much more than in Saumur, where the Castle, attractive outside, disappoints a bit in its walls. Before leaving the castle of Montreuil Bellay, a small jump in the sale of wine is worth it: very reasonable prices for quality wines. Do not miss.
L ensemble du château et de l église domine la vallée et la découverte du lieu est superbe. Nous n avons pas pu visiter le château mais seulement l abbatiale qui mérite le détour également. Bel ensemb... more »The whole of the Castle and the Church dominates the Valley and the discovery of the place is superb. We n could not visit the Castle but only the Abbey Church which is also worth a visit. Beautiful architectural complex. We will be back.
Le château est constitué de plusieurs parties, d'époques différentes, la visite guidée est indispensable pour bien intégrer les constructions dans l'histoire, le fait que le château soit encore habité... more »The Castle consists of several parts, from different eras, the guided tour is essential to successfully integrate the constructions in the history, the fact that the castle is still inhabited, adds to its interest
In order to visit the interior of the chateau you must take a guided tour. The tour I took was in French and it lasted one hour. The chateau provided a detailed English language write-up which was very well done. Photos were only allowed in the kitchen which is in a building which is not attached to the chateau. It's a shame because the place is really beautiful.
Beautiful chateau. I highly reccomend a walk among the river in the park near the castle.
Really really pretty grounds. Still used as a home at times. One of the better Châteaus
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!...
The Castle and its garden are very beautiful! Wine tasting and wine sales are a plus. Breakfast a little disappointed by the free visit lacking to my taste d indications and d interactivity. It also lacks a family offer with a fun activity for children.
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