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Chateau de Terre Neuve
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 century. The lobby, with its many art objects: miniature, keys, weapons, eighteenth clothing, pottery ... and a magnificent sedan chair of the eighteenth. Then the eighteenth furniture and paintings by few well known masters. The large living room is dominated by a fireplace designed by Philibert Delorme, the carved and gilded wooden pediment was realized for the first of Moliere's Bourgeois Gentilhomme before Louis XIV in Chambord. The small living room is decorated with beautiful oak woodwork Louis XVI garlands. The dining room is under the aegis of Francis I, with two doors from Chambord opening onto a huge fireplace. Georges Simenon lived here between 1941 and 1943 and received his friends Jean Tissier and painter Maurice de Vlaminck.
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
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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 other items.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people at that time for the tour so had more like a VIP tour. The young lady who looked after us spoke perfect English and interacted with us during the tour thus giving us so much more insight into the history of this beautiful building and the people who have lived in it. Well worth the drive down some pretty narrow roads to get to.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank AlastairL_12
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

On a sunny day, the grounds and exterior were very enjoyable. It was closed so sorry not to be able to comment on the interior. Close to the centre of town.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Our host recommended this chateau and we were lucky to get an English spoken tour.
The history was amazing and it is still lived in by the family.
Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank KNAPPICE
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