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Chateau de Montal

Nr. D30 | Saint Jean Lagineste, 46400 Saint-Jean-Lespinasse, France
+33 5 65 38 13 72
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Imposing chateau

Visited this chateau on our Dordogne tour. Imposing chateau on a hill surrounded by a golf course... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
George D
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Nice Chateau with interesting historic note

The chateau is a nice visit. The guide will show you the room where Mona was stored. The... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2017
francofile104
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Nissan-lez-Enserune, France
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Built in 1519 by Jeanne de Balsac, in honour of her son, Robert de Montal, the Château of Montal echoes the finest châteaux in the Loire Valley. From 1879, it fell into decline, its prestigious pieces however being acquired by museums and private collections throughout the world. Fortunately, the Château was saved in 1908 thanks to the untiring efforts of Monsieur Fenaille who gradually restored the Château of Montal to its former splendours. Open: > 2nd January to 30th April and from 1st September to 31st December: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. > 2nd May to 31st August: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Last admission 45 min before closing time. Closed: > Mondays and Tuesdays from 2nd January to 31st March and from 1st October to 31st December. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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  • Average6%
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“nice visit” (2 reviews)
“car park” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Nr. D30 | Saint Jean Lagineste, 46400 Saint-Jean-Lespinasse, France
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Visited this chateau on our Dordogne tour. Imposing chateau on a hill surrounded by a golf course. It has had a chequered history with many of the internal fittings being stripped out and sold in the 19th? Century. Renovated by a benefactor in the early...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The chateau is a nice visit. The guide will show you the room where Mona was stored. The staircase and the ceiling above are beautiful.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This beautifully restored chateau just reopened it doors last season. Thanks to a philanthropist, 80% of the original pieces that had been auctioned off by a previous owner, were found and bought back. It was in this chateau where the Mona Lisa and other masterpieces...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We enjoyed the tour however, although we arrived 45 minutes before the lunch break we felt that the tour guide did not want to do the long tour as they offered several time a "short visit". The outside is really nice however the visit of...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Following our disappointing visit to Castelnau, we were unsure that a visit to Chateau de Montel was merited. Whilst in the same league as National Trust properties. Montel was a real upgrade on Castelnau. The site offers free parking. The road up to chateau, from...More

1  Thank Andrew J
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

Its closed right now until next year.but nice from outside.next to a golf course. The city gives Money to renovate.

Thank Betty B
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Recently visited this attraction. The building is amazing, some fascinating architecture. The stairs are wonderful, the rooms that you get to see are impressive but why don't they make more of an effort to show them off. A dining table with no chairs, a kitchen...More

1  Thank AQuinsman
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

This gem is next door to the Montal golf course (convenient for a snack in the clubhouse afterwards). It is a wonderful mix of austere Scottish baronial style defensive castle on the outside, and stunning carved honey stone in the courtyard (whose protective outer wall...More

4  Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

If this delightful chateau was beside the Loire or in the Dordogne it would be crowded with tourists. Tucked away outside St Cere, it was a haven of peace when we arrived on a sunny June morning. Initially, we were the only visitors and we...More

4  Thank Minackman
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

There is some great architecture including an amazing huge staircase. Well worth a visit

Thank gillden
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