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Chateau du Plessis-Bourre

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Neighbourhood: Ralliement
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Address: 49460, Angers, France
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+33 2 41 32 06 72
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Lovely Small Chateau in a Pretty setting

Enjoyed our tour here. The grounds were lovely, especially in the fall with some wisps of fog. It's not visited by many tourists and privately owned, which gives it a more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had visited this beautiful castle many years ago, and I had kept a much better memory of it. The wooden bridges are rotten (although mandatory to enter the castle: scary!!), no more flowers, the rooms are more empty, the parc is not cared. No maintenance of the site in accordance to the price asked to visit it!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our tour here. The grounds were lovely, especially in the fall with some wisps of fog. It's not visited by many tourists and privately owned, which gives it a more personal touch. Smaller in size, but very nicely kept up and contains some incredibly interesting rooms. I simply loved the water filled moat. The place just feels real, lived... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

First, a cautionary warning that you should check the times of opening on the brochure before you visit. This is a wonderful Chateau which we visited one afternoon when we managed to be the only people there so we were treated to an almost private tour. Our leader was fluent in both French and English and was very knowledgeable about... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I visited Plessis Bourre probably 20 years ago, it is still one of the best to look at for the exterior, partly down to the moat, the bridge and the 'transition' period style of architecture - it's a transition between old castle (fortress) and palatial chateau. The interior has some amazing rooms; a fantastically decorated ceiling, an impressive fireplace, a... More 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Plessis-Bourre was the first of the chateau we visited in the Angers area, and one of the best. There are rooms in several different styles ( Louis XV and Regence were my favourites), but the high point of the chateau is undoubtedly the extraordinary alchemical ceiling in one of the rooms at the top. One could spend hours trying to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Very pretty chateau the building of which is pretty much as originally constructed between mediaeval and renaissance in style, combining defence with comfortable living. Inside are interesting collections of furniture and art from earlier eras

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

After finding the Château at Angers unexpectedly closed, we visited Plessis-Bourre. A guided tour was starting a few minutes after we arrived so we took that. The château is quite unusual in having been built entirely in one period and it has been restored by its new owners and filled with their stunning collection of furniture, paintings , tapestries from... More 

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Angers, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A not too long visit, with excellent explanations from the guide. Outstanding decoration, exceptional in its conception. The castle served as the setting of a cult French movie starring Catherine Deneuve. A beautiful inspiring place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Shuts between 12 and 2pm and you can only visit with a guide. Tours start at 10.30am. We took ours at 2.30pm and takes about an hour to go around. One snag is they speak hardly any English. Although you are given an A4 size leaflet so that you can follow the tour to some extent, the tour is in... More 

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Apremont, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is one Chateau that you do not want to miss in the Loire Valley. Great atmosphere and a good english spoken guide.

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