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Chateau de La Roche-Courbon

17250 Saint Porchaire, France
+33 5 46 95 60 10
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Beautifull place

A gorgeous place to visit. We spend a beautifull sunny Sunday. The gardens are splendid and the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Frank K
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‘A Must See’

When visiting La Rochelle we had the opportunity to have a few hours at this little known chateau... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
N4118YEbriant
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Built in the 15th century, this fortified castle was transformed into a comfortable residence in the 17th century by Jean-Louis de Courbon. Outside, the double half turn stairs will lead you to gardens "a la francaise",terraced gardens, flower beds, orchard, statues, ornemental pond. - Guided tour in english on thursday at 12 from 01/06 to 31/08 - French gardens - Prehistoric museum in the keep - Walk through the forest to see the prehistoric caves - Old wooden games like at the king's court - Exhibition about the french gardens - Shaded picnic area - Quick meal from 01/04 till 30/09 - Information and shop - No guided tour in the chateau on thursday from 15/09 till 15/05. - Closed on the 25th of december and the 1st of january -EscapeGame with 2 rooms
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17250 Saint Porchaire, France
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A gorgeous place to visit. We spend a beautifull sunny Sunday. The gardens are splendid and the house itself is worth the tour. The caves are very interesting too. All in all we can recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

When visiting La Rochelle we had the opportunity to have a few hours at this little known chateau and what a gem it was. The Chateau itself is simply charming. Beautifully maintained and presented, you really feel that it is being looked after by people...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved our visit to this lovely castle. Everything about it was perfect. The gardens are gorgeous and the fairy tale castle is rich in history. Our guide around the building was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. We definitely recommend this location and...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

It is a very interesting site and definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Definite highlights are the walk to and the caves. Really quite exciting to young and old alike, just don't forget your torch...

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Nice to be visited with kids. Beatiful park. Good Tudor me walking to vaves, but caves are just all holes with nothing to be noticed.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place. We came here with a tour from La Rochelle with P and O cruises. We had a tour with an English speaking guide. It was really interesting and informative. The gardens were breathtaking. We also visited the town of Saintes first....More

Thank steph b
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Not what my wife and I would call the best French chateau/castle we have visited. The guide informed us it had been derelict for a hundred years or so and had been occupied at onetime by charcoal burners. A gentleman purchased the empty shell and...More

Thank Holiday-Note
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Roche-Courbon, accueil at Chateau de La Roche-Courbon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Good afternoon. We thank you to have taken time to write a comment. We are sorry that you didn’t fancy the tour inside the chateau as you were expecting. But we want to add some information about it. The chateau was left without maintenance from...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the chateau last summer and when my daughter saw our photos asked why we'd never taken her family there! So this year we visited with her family. Our 4 year old granddaughter loved it, it was magical to see her enjoyment. It's like...More

Thank Jenny R
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This attraction is well worth a visit, something out of a picture postcard. A fine Chateau set in Stunning gardens. We purchased an outside ticket for 8 euros and didn't visit inside the Chateau. Apart from the beautiful gardens there are walks to be had...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't visit inside the chateau, instead just walking around the gardens and then walking down to the caves. Very pleasant morning spent in lovely surroundings. In the garden we didn't see a sole so it was very peaceful. If walking down to the caves...More

Thank JulesW18
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