Chateau de Montal, Saint-Jean-Lespinasse

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Admire the unique architecture of Chateau de Montal, a masterpiece of the French Renaissance with three round towers and one square tower. Jeanne de Balsac (a woman) built the castle from 1519 to 1534. She's also responsible for restoring and furnishing the chateau in the early 20th century style. Take in the striking contrast of the light stone with the black slate roof. Walk along the garden paths lined with evergreen dwarf-hedge mazes. The site is available for event rental, so call ahead to make sure the grounds and interior will be open to the public. Put Chateau de Montal at the forefront of your travel plans using our Saint-Jean-Lespinasse travel route planner .
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  • The chateau is a nice visit. The guide will show you the room where Mona was stored. The staircase and the ceiling above are beautiful.  more »
  • do not visit me when you batch is not acceptable: history of this renaissance Castle is exceptional because of its destiny.. .a gem.. .a superb and erudite guide... will come to give you explanations... and the charm will its effect in the background noise of bells of salers cows! beautiful
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  • Beautiful, in a green setting. Friendly staff. Exceptional: the stairs, wall tapestries, the brocatelles recently restored,... among others. Visit the Castle then walk you walk on the surrounding roads. Superb!
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  • Interesting! Story a bit forgotten for too focused visits on the architecture... accepted blue card
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  • Very interesting guided tour. Original Castle because built from nothing to the Renaissance and not from a feudal Castle. Richly and finely carved facades.
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  • Visit very interesting very good guide and Castle very well restored in the most beautiful garden
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  • Beautiful newer than Castelnau but little-known Castle.
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  • Guide super beautiful castle
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