Château de Brissac
Château de Brissac
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Brissac is among the most impressive of all the Loire Valley Castles ! It is nicknamed " The Giant of the Loire Valley" !! And it is the home of the 13th duke of Brissac. It treasures inside a beautiful collection of ancient paintings and fine furnitures . The visit also includes the discovery of a unique private theater dedicated to Opera by a duchess of Brissac in the late XIX th century . Visitors will enjoy a wine tasting in the cellars of the wines produced on the estate ( especially the Rose of Anjou ) A beautiful landscaped gardened park of 200 are invites visitors to stroll alongside 5 romantic "promenade" ...
Duration: 1-2 hours
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,092 reviews
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358
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JAC22mar
South East England, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Beautiful Chateau my favourite part was the opera house and listening to Anne Boleyn. This is a little gem and is definitely worth a visit. The wines were also good I just wish we were not cycling and could have carried a few more bottles!
Written 30 October 2022
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heather p
Southampton, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Interesting
Has rooms with furniture as the Family live here
Wine tasting rose only
Grounds to look around too
Written 24 September 2022
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kerry111_11
London, UK20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Interesting chateau 10 rooms to view. During our visit the Marquis came up the staircase, dog lead in hand, there were 3 French people in front of us, he passed in front of them without a ‘Bonjour’ just a slight inclination of his head, we felt it was extremely ill mannered, considering it is the ‘plebs’ who are helping to keep this chateau going.
We were told that there was wine tasting, saw the bottles for sale, but no tasting available.
Written 30 August 2022
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Carolyn D
Leicester, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Came here a couple of years ago but because we the grounds.
This year we could go in and it was definitely worth a look. Lots of rooms to see, all furnished wel with original pieces. The laminate we were given had lots of information on which came in really useful and made sure we didn't miss anything. There is an underground river which has been restored which is down a 200mtr tunnel. We walked to the end - it was cold and damp!! The entrance fee of 11 euros each is very reasonable. When we came out it had started raining so we couldn't really walk round the grounds. They are extensive but not spectacular with shrubs/flowers or formal gardens like some of the chateaux we have visited.
All in all a throughly enjoyable afternoon and a must place to visit if you are in the area.
Written 23 June 2022
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Dietz
New York26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic stay at the Chateau - the place, the history, the wonderful hosts, the wine from the Chateau cellar - we have landed into a fairytale. A highlight of our two weeks France trip.
Written 21 September 2021
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Lanagins
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
The chateau is pretty but the whole premise is a bit uncomfortable. This wealthy family owns the castle. They live in the upper floors (you can’t go there). They charge you €11 to enter and look around an hommage to themselves (a room full of family photos and another with the recent wedding dresses of the mom and daughter on display) on the lower floors, and a room a king slept in once. This family still says that the dad is a “Duke” despite the aristocracy and monarchy no longer officially existing for 200+ years. He just *would be* a Duke if not for for that whole thing. But they think they’re important (the wedding dress room tells you the daughter has just married a prince), and this is how they own the chateau privately. You know, previous generations of exploration and such. The ticket you get has a very cringe thank you message from the mom de Brissac thanking you for paying to upkeep the property. Very Bezos rocket « thanks to Amazon customers » ish. Oh, and the wine tasting is just trays of shot glasses with ~terrible~ wine in them. Just out in the open, you just take one (or several if you want to be sick). It’s pretty but you can see it from the road, and France has plenty of lovely public parks and gardens. If they want to have the common pleb maintain the property, perhaps they should ohhh I don’t know, hand it over to the public?
Written 24 July 2021
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AliceR2684
London, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
A lovely chateau to visit, with beautiful grounds. Well worth it. We were able to walk around the open parts of the chateau, whilst reading a written guide in English. The grounds were very well kept and it was extremely peaceful during our visit. A lovely place for a long or short walk.
Written 28 October 2020
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bebsaurus_13
Paris, France803 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Brissac bills itself as the region's tallest castle, which is a strange claim to fame, luckily, the castle is also grand, situated on a great domain and is well presented.

As a private castle that is still used as the family home, the decoration is quite different compared to the castles managed by the State. It has a more homely feel - while still clearly being a castle.

We appreciated the little excentricities of the family over the generations : from the private theatre, to the complete bound collection of Paris Match magazines and the hunting room covered in antlers.

The grounds are lovely and we had a lovely walk through them.

The visit ends with a wine tasting, which is probably more enjoyable when not limited by Covid protocols. But at least it was safe.

A very nice little visit.
Written 5 October 2020
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JamesE2002
Haywards Heath, UK195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This place certainly has the wow factor from the outside and was a fabulous introduction the the chateaux of the Loire. There is not a vast amount to see inside but plenty to keep us occupied for an hour or so. We liked the fact that the family still live there even though that meant much of it is closed off. Due to Covid there are no guided tours but this wasn't a problem. We wanted a 'taste' rather than hours inside on a sunny day so it was ideal for us.
The grounds are extensive and natural rather than formal but provided a very pleasant walk and fine views of the chateau. Wine tasting in the cellar was a bonus!
Good value at €25 for a family of 4. You are not allowed to picnic in the grounds but there are tables on thee terrace near the car-park and can leave/return if you wish.
Written 19 August 2020
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Looney Traveller
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
This château is a must-visit, when you are in the Loire valley. The giant of the Loire is its nickname.

It is possible to visit just the parc grounds (paid) or both the château and parc. I would recommend the second option which gives you more value for money. You can visit the ground, first and second floor, as well as the cellars.

You can also taste and buy locally produced rosé and cabernet; both are reasonably priced, so you can have a taste of your holiday back home.
Written 12 August 2020
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