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Chateau de La Roche-Courbon

17250 Saint Porchaire, France
+33 5 46 95 60 10
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Lovely afternoon walk

It is a very interesting site and definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Definite... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Quality time

Nice to be visited with kids. Beatiful park. Good Tudor me walking to vaves, but caves are just all... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
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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 - Shady 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
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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17250 Saint Porchaire, France
+33 5 46 95 60 10
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

Thank dan_brown5
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.

Thank SDSerban
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
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

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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

Reviewed 6 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
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

Thank Elusive-Camel
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
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning place. Lovely gardens, tour of some of the rooms of the chateau, visit the grotto where remains of caves and camps go back to the Neanderthal times. We originally thought we would use this as a quick stopover on our way back to...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I found this Amazing Chateau on the Charente Website by accident and was I happy I did. What a Wonderful place and a Wonderful story to tell. Our Guide 'Carole' took us on a journey through time - a living history of this Amazing Chateau...More

Thank JeanDublin m
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is when there's an English guided tour so if you're planning on a visit and can fit it in then it'll save you doing the hour or so tour reading from a pamphlet. It was quite funny because there were French visitors on the...More

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