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Montaigne's Tower

24230 Saint-Michel-de-Montaigne, France
+33 5 53 58 63 93
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Montaigne - Tower and Chateau

After a stop at the Monclaret Gallo Roman archeological Site we drove the short distance to visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
vjintheuk
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Always learn something new

I had never heard of Michel de Montaigne until my wife suggested we visited the ancestral seat. The... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2016
Ewingston
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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The Tower of Michel de Montaigne, on the borders of the Bordeaux area and the Perigord, was Montaigne's refuge. He wrote his book, "les Essais", in this tower between 1571 and 1592. Coming here is an invitation to follow in the footsteps of the famous philosopher, through a complete evocation of his life, his time, his work and his thoughts.
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6 days ago
“Montaigne - Tower and Chateau”
Oct 19, 2016
“Always learn something new”
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24230 Saint-Michel-de-Montaigne, France
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+33 5 53 58 63 93
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After a stop at the Monclaret Gallo Roman archeological Site we drove the short distance to visit Montaigne’s tower and the Chateau. We had a fabulous tour (thank you, Laura), and spent nearly 1.5 hours on the grounds. The tower is all about Montaigne, and...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had never heard of Michel de Montaigne until my wife suggested we visited the ancestral seat. The tour of the "tour" was extremely interesting although without the well informed guide, it might have been less so. I guess the visit lasted an hour or...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2015

Great visit, very laid back but knowledgeable staff. Beautiful grounds with a great view of the valley, worth walking around.

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Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

A good tour but wanting more information on Montaigne himself, overall a reasonable visit worth the two hour drive to get there.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Worth a quick visit, staff were helpful and the grounds are well-kept and good to walk round. Good views. Bit remote though, so swings and roundabouts

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Reviewed 22 May 2015

We hadn't planned on visiting here. We hadn't even noticed it in our readings, which focused on our destination in near Les Eyzies. But a stop for pastry and coffee slowed us down enough to notice the sign pointing up a road into the hills....More

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susanna437
24 April 2016|
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Dear Madam, we can make a guided tour for you in English at 14 on the afternoon or 10 on the morning the guided tour it's more or less 30 minutes in english , but you have also a wine tasting and you can walk around the... More
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