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Villandraut Castle, Villandraut

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#42 of 58 in Historic Sites in Gironde
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The Château de Villandraut is a ruined castle in the commune of Villandraut in the Gironde département of France.The castle was built by Bertrand de Goth when he was elected Pope under the name of Clement V.Born in Villandraut, he maintained throughout his life a special affection for his region of origin. This sumptuous castle was destined to serve as his residence during his stays in Guyenne (Aquitaine).The castle has been classified since 1886 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.
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  • Its a shell but its worth a visit. Pay for the tour in French even though you may not understand it you go up the towers for a great view of the place. The tour guide a very nice young lady speaks Eng...  more »
  • This castle is in ruins, although there was a lot of work and archaeological research for decades.
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  • Imposing and grim, the castle stands next to the road; park for free and visit! This castle is a ruin but a substantial one. The entrance fee is only one euro and for that you can wander around within...  more »
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  • Good place to visit the Château of villandraut is from the people who keep it as it is. Super 👌
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  • A very nice book unfortunately degraded by time and especially by the hand of man. The entrance fee is affordable for all budgets and the small group tour is very friendly and Nice. We walk to the four corners of the Castle and admire a beautiful landscape from the top of the towers. We finish the visit by a passage at the shop, just as affordable rates but which nevertheless lack of choice (we must find something wrong ;)). It should be noted that the building is managed by a very dynamic associative structure.
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  • Impressive building, the guide is useful to understand its history.
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  • That ruins
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  • Disappointed of the Castle while imposing but rather unkempt and rather than "art" exhibitions. In fact, it looks like camp from the village leaders have exposed the creations of the kindergarten and primary school students in these ruins of the XIV. What a pity! But it is especially the guided tour on Wednesday night, which remains 'unforgettable'... Of course, the idea is good: bring visitors to the castle of torches and scripting the visit. Unfortunately, the two young, no doubt full of good intentions, are clumsy and especially very little information about the history and the eventful life of the place. Indeed, you learn nothing about her past and we wander in different parts on his hunger. Once again, what a pity! In summary, if you're hungry for knowledge on this place that could be magical, go your way and visit the castle of Roquetaillade!
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