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. Work out when and for how long to visit Chateau de Montal and other Saint-Jean-Lespinasse attractions using our handy Saint-Jean-Lespinasse trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 15, 2017
    €12 with Castelnau, with an excellent guide, what can I say. Once again thanks to a patron this Renaissance Castle has been beautifully restored and donated to the State which perfect work site breathes calm a staple of the corner with Castelnau Autoire, etc...
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  • August 9, 2017
    Places are almost all in the State of origin. Beautiful conservation and a very interesting story perfectly told by the guide.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Very well preserved Castle. A lot of history on each wall, façade, tapestry... Very interesting tour, the guide was very friendly! I highly recommend this site! Big plus for free - 25 years!
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  • August 1, 2017
    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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  • September 2, 2017
    Visit very interesting very good guide and Castle very well restored in the most beautiful garden
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  • August 12, 2017
    Beautiful newer than Castelnau but little-known Castle.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Guide super beautiful castle
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  • August 10, 2017
    Very nice after the renovation
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