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Chateau de Terre Neuve

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The owner has done a marvellous job in the continuation of restoration of the ground floor rooms... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Silsden, United Kingdom
Worth a visit / À recommander

This chateau is a bit out of the way but well worth the extra effort. The exterior is lovely. The... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
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The castle was built for Nicolas Rapin in the late sixteenth century. The facade decorated with terracotta muses from the eighteenth century and the porch, illustrate the influences of the Poitevin nobility in the sixteenth up to the eitghteenth...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 rue Jarnigande, 85200 Fontenay-le-Comte, France
+33 2 51 69 17 75
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

The owner has done a marvellous job in the continuation of restoration of the ground floor rooms. Plenty to see and the guided tour took around one and a half hours. Group,size depends on arrivals, and ours was around 20 including 4 young children who...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We spent about an hour and a half enjoying this eclectic country manor house with an interior mostly salvaged from other houses, which made for a unique look with some interesting highlights. Enjoyable for a rainy afternoon, charming staff and a tour in english. Quite...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank catrionakempston
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This small manor house is worth a visit if you are in the area, but doesn't have anything for children. We had a tour in french but had a folder with English translation; the tours are every half an hour, and you cannot visit on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This chateau is a bit out of the way but well worth the extra effort. The exterior is lovely. The inside was less sumptuous but there were a few gems. It's history goes back to 1580 when land was given to Rapin by Henri IV...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I visited here today with my husband. A very lovely girl brought us on the tour which is in French however she gave us a booklet explaining the story in English. She also took the time to talk in English to us and made us...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank JeanDublin m
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Small but beautiful describes this chateau. Grounds are peaceful. We were taken on a tour by a young man called Nicolas who described everything in a interesting and thoughtful way. At the time we visited we were the only ones who did the tour and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Joanmacleod
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Nice Castle and Good tour!Not many people so its perfecto for visit it! But you have to look The program because is not every time open!

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Lorrenne
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Sunday is not one of France's busiest days for tourists. In fact one might say that France is closed on Sunday. This stately home was open so we popped in for a look. The cost, €7.00 per adult. We had a guide, Nicolas, who was...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank BioToxic1
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had to do the guided tour in French but it didnt matter as the guide was helpful. A lovely setting and we had a lovely picnic lunch there

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Neil F
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Had a lovely tour around this Chateau. The tour was in French and they gave us folders with the English translations. The guides and all the staff were very nice and spoke excellent english. Lovely examples of period furniture and collections of guns, keys and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Sean M
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