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Le chateau d'Essalois

Lieu Dit Essalois, 42170 Chambles, France
+33 4 77 43 24 46
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Worth the drive

Abandoned and in ruin but nice to walk thru it and walk all the way up to the roof area (thru a... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2015
Dro40
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Quebec City, Canada
Impressive ruin with lovely views

Impressive ruin with lovely views in the right weather. When we were there, having done the nice... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2014
Herbie-Green
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
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17 Mar 2015
“Worth the drive”
12 Aug 2014
“Impressive ruin with lovely views”
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Lieu Dit Essalois, 42170 Chambles, France
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

Abandoned and in ruin but nice to walk thru it and walk all the way up to the roof area (thru a long staircase and small ladder. Tiny restaurant on site with a very friendly keeper and wonderfully tasty meals that she put together rapidly...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Impressive ruin with lovely views in the right weather. When we were there, having done the nice walk from the car park in thick mist, there were hints of the views of the Loire. The castle is great to visit, all in ruins but worth...More

Thank Herbie-Green
Reviewed 14 February 2013

The castle is small but in nice location. After more complex castles, this is a tiny one. No indoor decoration or anything like that. You can see another "castle" from the top of this one. There is a good parking place and good signs to...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2016
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