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Le Chateau de Fenelon

Sainte Mondane, France
+33 5 53 29 81 45
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Beautiful Chateau

We went on a very hot day so the coolness inside the chateau was very welcome. The chateau tour was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Em B
Meyrals, France
Worth seeking out - but one annoyance

There are grander chateaux to visit in the Dordogne but this gem is presented a lot better than... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Sainte Mondane, France
+33 5 53 29 81 45
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on a very hot day so the coolness inside the chateau was very welcome. The chateau tour was without a guide but easy to follow. Several stairways, beautiful furniture and wall coverings, interesting information sheet in different languages. The gardens are well tended...More

Thank Em B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There are grander chateaux to visit in the Dordogne but this gem is presented a lot better than many others. No audio guide, but at the gate you will be offered a sheet with a translation of enough of the panels in French to make...More

3  Thank WingerJack
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Gazing over the countryside from the walls of the Chateau you could imagine how it was, defending against attacking forces with a majestic view over the surrounding land. Well worth a visit, with interesting, views rooms and history.

1  Thank 49ersSteve
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We rode our bikes up a steep hill to be greeted by the sight of the chateau perched on the hilltop. There weren't many people there, but on entering found that it dramatically exceeded our expectations. The tour is self guided (with good English translations)...More

1  Thank TraceynGreg
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This beautifully positioned Chateau, on rolling ground overlooking the Dordogne above the viullage of Sainte Mondane, offers strength in its thick stone and double encircling walls but it also offers charm and comfort in its impeccably furnished rooms with elegant period furniture. The chateau car...More

3  Thank Goomsu
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Perhaps this Château does not have the grandeur of some of it's more famous neighbours however it is a delight and the display rooms are very well presented.Will recommend a visit to any friends visiting Perigord Noir.

2  Thank RedKite47
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

We had an early start and made a 9km detour on our cycles to visit this château and we weren't disappointed. It's only open for two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon so check the times. There were only 4 or...More

5  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 24 August 2015

There is no guide, but detailed explanations in each room. I understand you could have guides in other languages too. The site is beautifully kept and views would have been fantastic had it not been raining! The furnishings inside are really interesting and organised according...More

4  Thank MaggieMay37
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Like most chateaux, you cannot take pictures inside, but the outside views are spectacular. Inside are some beautifully restored rooms full of weaponry, artefacts etc, the chapel is beautiful. The kitchen is particularly interesting. Unfortunately they don't have a cafe, as it would have been...More

1  Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 12 July 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...More

2  Thank Eric W
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