Le Chateau de Fenelon, Sainte Mondane

#17 of 39 in Historic Sites in Dordogne
Château de Fénelon is a château in Dordogne, Aquitane, France. Part of the château's exterior served as the home of Danielle de Barbarac (Drew Barrymore) in the 1998 film Ever After, alongside the Chateau de la Roussie's exterior, which was also presented as part of the character's home.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Exceptional Castle. To share his story and his visit of the castle of Fénelon conservation is very interesting. Many explanatory signs give information. Parts of the Castle include the beautiful furniture. Quiet apart from the tourist attractions of the Dordogne. Free parking nearby. accepts checks ANCV
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  • August 16, 2017
    Don't miss in the Dordogne for all lovers of history. A castle with a beautifully kept architecture beauty showing children defending a stronghold. Inside are beautiful with stunning pieces that allow you to see the evolution of the arts. The explanations are very clear and precise. A magnificent work of restoration and conservation of our heritage and a beautiful vision of the life of Fénelon.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Castle rest has human size. The panels are very informative. Grde variety of things has see. Very beautiful view of the region. A very nice visit!
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  • July 12, 2015
    I'm sure the chateau is wonderful but what we don't like is the hours/service. We rode on our bikes up a huge hill to get to the chateau. We locked up our bikes and at 12:25 p.m. walked toward the gates only to have the gate person close it in front of us. The chateau was closed from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. I explained that we were from overseas and this would be the only chance we would have to see the place and could we have just a few minutes to go inside. He said no and told us to take a picture from the road. Then he went in and had his lunch. Strange that a public monument is only open from 10:30-12:30 and from 2:30-:4:30 p.m.
  • May 27, 2013
    This small chateau had all I was looking for--in addition to the suits of armor and weaponry, rooms decorated in according to a variety of historical periods, and a cabinet of curiosities on the top floor. Excellent vistas from the parapets.
  • August 14, 2015
    Beautiful and quiet, elegant and soothing. I like it, will come back.
  • August 22, 2017
    Very nice tour of a castle in excellent condition! 2 trees several hundred years at the foot of the fortifications are majestic! In the Castle, with the superb collection of objects dedicated to Fénelon, who lived there and the rich furniture looks to be transported in the past! The arms room is also very impressive. Explanation along the way signs are very readable, and bring relevant explanations! A visit that won't leave you indifferent!
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  • August 20, 2017
    A beautiful castle on the heights of the Dordogne. The outside is impressive and harmonious and well maintained by the Squire. And it's on the inside that we discover a very rich collections running through history with many explanations while retracing the life of Fénelon without forget the legend of the Castle, with a few ghosts from the past still present... We had a good welcome from the owner and the booklet of the castle is to buy as a souvenir.
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