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Chateau de Tarascon

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Address: Boulevard de Roi Rene, 13150 Tarascon, France
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To tour this massive edifice, you work your way up from floor to floor on one side until you reach the roof-top terrace with its nice views, then cross over to the other side and... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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185 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To tour this massive edifice, you work your way up from floor to floor on one side until you reach the roof-top terrace with its nice views, then cross over to the other side and work your way down from floor to floor of different rooms. The route, consisting of about 30 rooms, is very well marked, and while the... More 

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Middleton
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The "Chateau" is a castle in every sense of the word. Massive in size, but still very approachable, it is a very interesting place. No furnishings to give you a sence of the people who lived here, or how it may have been decorated, but still an impressive place to visit. There are many stairs to climb since there are... More 

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France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not hard to believe that when King Louis' Queen saw the castle back in the 1400's she wisely opted for a return to her comfortable two-up, two down with hot and cold running servants and left the winding staircases and rabbit warren of rooms to those with stronger knees. However the arrival of prisoners in the mid 1700's... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We are two sexagenarian couples who travel Europe extensively. The visit to the Chateau de Tarascon was fun and informative. The Chateau is in excellent repair and the views from the top are wonderful. Well worth the visit.

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Vilvoorde, Belgique
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Already from the outside, this chateau in Tarascon stands out by its sheer size. Well worth visiting, the views from the top are amazing, historically fascinating, it takes a couple of hours to visit as there is so much to see. Should not be missed if you are anywhere near Tarascon. The town of Beaucaire across the bridge is also... More 

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Europe
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Been here several times over 30 years. Improved in many ways: improved guidance, clean spaces, kind personnel.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A bit outside the mainstream Provence sights, this castle is certainly worth a visit. It dates from the 15h century when the days of fortified castles was more or less over. Maybe this is why the castle is in such an excellent shape. The location on the banks of the Rhone river is gorgeous and everything inside is well maintained... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Not on our radar or in most guide books for that matter, but we were stranded for a few days in May due to the refinery strikes and came across this Chateau. It is WELL worth a visit --- first because it is as close to the destroyed Bastille as you may ever get, but also as it is quite... More 

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Houten, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This castle could do so much more with the opportunities the building offers. But sadly not a single room is decorated in the style the castle was founded. So the inside hardly tell's you anything where the outside promises so much. Splendid view over the river Rhone from the top of the castle.

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Hong Kong, China
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181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The forbidding walls of this 15th century castle by the Rhone river hide quite a different, more mellow atmosphere inside. The inner garden with trees, medicinal plants and a charming narrow basin is a delight. The various rooms are well preserved but empty. The castle was used as a military prison for centuries and prisoners have left graffiti, including a... More 

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