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Chateau du Plessis-Bourre

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Neighbourhood: Ralliement
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Address: 49460, Angers, France
Phone Number: +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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Privately owned, beautiful chateau, amazing exterior.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
Jimvin
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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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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Oxford
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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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Europe
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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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France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Beautiful chateau with authentic decor, wonderful furnishings and a real sense of the family who live there. Like most chateaux, you can't wander around but must take a guided tour and it is only in French. The disappointment is that the printed guide in English is very limited and doesn't reflect all of the interesting information the tour guides provide.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Unusual chateau on the north of the Loire valley near Angers. Privately held the owners have gone to great lengths to maintain the property and to furnish some of the interior. The result is a memorable visit to a great renaissance chateau. As you enter the chateau for the guided tour you cross the moat -one of the most impressive... More 

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Pouance, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

The week end of the 5th & 6th of September saw the castle surrounded by brightly coloured medieval tents and pavilions together with a market when Le Tournoi de l'Ordre de Saint Michel put on a full-scale medieval tournament. For a modest 8€ per adult (the car park was free) you could stroll around the grounds, tournament and the castle... More 

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