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Le Chateau de Fenelon

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Address: Sainte Mondane, France
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What a beautiful place

Gazing over the countryside from the walls of the Chateau you could imagine how it was, defending against attacking forces with a majestic view over the surrounding land. Well... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There are grander chateaux to visit in the Dordogne but this gem is presented a lot better than many others. No audio guide, but at the gate you will be offered a sheet with a translation of enough of the panels in French to make this a voyage of discovery. Not a lot of visitors on the Sunday afternoon that... More 

3 Thank WingerJack
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Gazing over the countryside from the walls of the Chateau you could imagine how it was, defending against attacking forces with a majestic view over the surrounding land. Well worth a visit, with interesting, views rooms and history.

1 Thank 49ersSteve
Albury, Australia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We rode our bikes up a steep hill to be greeted by the sight of the chateau perched on the hilltop. There weren't many people there, but on entering found that it dramatically exceeded our expectations. The tour is self guided (with good English translations) and the rooms were all beautifully decked out with appropriate antique furniture. We have not... More 

1 Thank TraceynGreg
Birchington, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This beautifully positioned Chateau, on rolling ground overlooking the Dordogne above the viullage of Sainte Mondane, offers strength in its thick stone and double encircling walls but it also offers charm and comfort in its impeccably furnished rooms with elegant period furniture. The chateau car park is free and offers shaded picnic tables. there are numerous walks around the village,... More 

3 Thank Goomsu
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Perhaps this Château does not have the grandeur of some of it's more famous neighbours however it is a delight and the display rooms are very well presented.Will recommend a visit to any friends visiting Perigord Noir.

2 Thank RedKite47
Invercargill, New Zealand
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133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

We had an early start and made a 9km detour on our cycles to visit this château and we weren't disappointed. It's only open for two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon so check the times. There were only 4 or 5 cars in the car park and we saw a few people as we were... More 

5 Thank Linda M
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

There is no guide, but detailed explanations in each room. I understand you could have guides in other languages too. The site is beautifully kept and views would have been fantastic had it not been raining! The furnishings inside are really interesting and organised according to period. We loved the curiosity cabinet with a mummified mermaid, among other things... Furthermore,... More 

4 Thank MaggieMay37
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168 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Like most chateaux, you cannot take pictures inside, but the outside views are spectacular. Inside are some beautifully restored rooms full of weaponry, artefacts etc, the chapel is beautiful. The kitchen is particularly interesting. Unfortunately they don't have a cafe, as it would have been nice to enjoy a meal there.

1 Thank Robyn P
Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

I'm sure the chateau is wonderful but what we don't like is the hours/service. We rode on our bikes up a huge hill to get to the chateau. We locked up our bikes and at 12:25 p.m. walked toward the gates only to have the gate person close it in front of us. The chateau was closed from 12:30 p.m.... More 

2 Thank Eric W
United States
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346 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

One of the nicer castles we visited. Very nicely furnished. Also very beautiful construction overall. Lovely grounds.

3 Thank Vsm09

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