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Superb. Recommend.

A superb visit from start to finish. The staff at the ticket and information desk were welcoming... read more

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Lisa B
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Old French Castle

Fascinating castle. The tour is normally all in French. We were fortunate to have a wonderful tour... read more

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This breathtaking 12th century feudal structure occupies a small island, surrounded by wide moats and an English-style park. It is more famous, however, for its most famous occupant Charles Louis de Secondat. This future member of the Bordeaux...more
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Avenue du Chateau, 33650 La Brede, France
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+33 6 43 24 55 43
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Reviewed today via mobile

A superb visit from start to finish. The staff at the ticket and information desk were welcoming and polite and took a few minutes to chat to us and ask where we are from. The château impresses from first view. There are beautiful grounds which...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating castle. The tour is normally all in French. We were fortunate to have a wonderful tour guide that translated everything for us and answered our questions.

Thank FLUSAMama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chateau is accessible via well-explained guided tours that last one hour. As English speakers, we followed the (French-speaking guide) assisted by informative (English language) booklets. But the guide kindly gave us additional information in English. A very historic and picturesque spot.

Thank Martyn W
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We had marked Chateau La Brede down for a visit because it looks wonderful in the pictures. Arrived to find that the guided tour is in French only, and there is nothing available in English, not even a printed guide. Turned around and went away:...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Loved this place with its park outside and the guided walk inside. The interior is so nice, and the history was for me very interesting. I went with friends, but I think this would be a good option for kids as well with the park.

Thank Liv S
Reviewed 23 September 2017

As you approach the chateau, it looks very grand and imposing. The lined approach track leads your eye toward the chateau. It is quite dark inside and the rooms are well preserved. I was not over excited by the interior although there was quite a...More

Thank Joe9069
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We visited on a recommendation. Beautiful chateau in lovely parkland (we took a picnic). Friendly lady in the tourist information office. Highlights for the children were the huge fishes in the moat. The interior of the house was interesting, but a very large group, and...More

Thank superhols
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This place was super interesting. The furnishings, the lighting, just the entire atmosphere inside and out. Photography is not allowed inside, which is unfortunate as it is so very neat. However just being able to visit is good, and you can get right up to...More

Thank Viktorya_O
Chateau L, Guide at Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thanks Viktorya_O for your positive comment. We hope you will enjoy again this beautiful place. Have a nice trip !

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Lovely Chateau to visit. Tour was very interesting regarding the Chateau and its residents . A great tour considering the guide had 5 different nationalities to talk to . The tours are hourly and there is a small walk to Chateau. Check the opening hours...More

Thank Fia50
Chateau L, Guide at Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thanks for your return Fia50 We hope see you again to discover other part of this beautiful domain (the french garden in restoration by exemple and so many news) Have a nice day

Reviewed 23 October 2016

We called here on the off chance. Tickets are purchased at the Tourit information office by the entrance. The next guided tour inside the chateau was an hour away so we simply paid to walk in the grounds (5 euros for the 2 of us...More

Thank Stephen G
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