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A hidden gem

The castle of Plessis Bourré was constructed between 1468 and 1473 by order of Jean Bourré, chief... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Iweinvanaalst
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Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
a beautifully maintained castle surrounded by moat, ideal for a rainy day

We visited this castle as a group without a guide, it is not too big so you can do the self guided... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
gracemarysexton
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Dublin, Ireland
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49460 Ecuille, France
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The castle of Plessis Bourré was constructed between 1468 and 1473 by order of Jean Bourré, chief advisor of king Louis XI. Its architecture marks the transition from gothic to renaissance style. Remarkably the edifice has survived the ages virtually unaltered. Visitors can discover the...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We visited this castle as a group without a guide, it is not too big so you can do the self guided tour quite quickly. It is still lived in and there are plenty of furnishings from the ages. There is a replica of a...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

The hostess o the chateau we stayed at recommended this chateau to tour. It was lovely, though furnished with an assortment of furniture from other periods. Our guide gave the tour in French, but we had an English translation to read as we went along....More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I particularly liked this château as it has remained largely as it was built. The furniture inside is of various periods and is also interesting although not authentic for the château. It cost €9 and we could take our time going round with an English...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This is off the beaten track, we searched ages for a car park only to find there isn't one. You park in the road. You approach the Chateau by foot, across the moat over a drawbridge. It really has the prettiest setting with the still...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

A lovely place to visit with a wonderful moat and extensive wild areas around. This Chateau is in the middle of nowhere and all the more attractive for that. Not an expensive day out. The place is not that well known so is quiet even...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We drove three hours to get to the Chateau and we stayed about 2 1/2 hours. The castle is stunning. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, the visit was interesting. It is an amazing Chateau and it was totally worth the trip although I think...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Enjoyed our tour here. The grounds were lovely, especially in the fall with some wisps of fog. It's not visited by many tourists and privately owned, which gives it a more personal touch. Smaller in size, but very nicely kept up and contains some incredibly...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

First, a cautionary warning that you should check the times of opening on the brochure before you visit. This is a wonderful Chateau which we visited one afternoon when we managed to be the only people there so we were treated to an almost private...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

I visited Plessis Bourre probably 20 years ago, it is still one of the best to look at for the exterior, partly down to the moat, the bridge and the 'transition' period style of architecture - it's a transition between old castle (fortress) and palatial...More

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