Château de Cormatin
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Beautiful 17th century chateau in southern Burgundy
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Chris S
Eglinton, UK615 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Had an enjoyable time strolling around the gardens and 3 areas of the lower floor of the hours (permitted with the €7 garden ticket). A massive amount of hard work has taken place to get the place to where it is today.
Written 9 September 2021
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Karl9982882
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We have been waiting for one hour in a long queue. When we entered we were informed that there were no available visits anymore. While we understand that COVID-19 is limiting the normal operations, we cannot accept that we were not informed while queuing up (there was only a small notice at the entrance not giving much detail) and that there is no way to book. At least 30 more people behind us find themselves in the same situation. We were told to complain directly with the property of the castle, that's was the feedback from the staff at the entrance.
Written 21 August 2021
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Vos1980
Amsterdam, The Netherlands26 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Loved the gardens around the castle, we brought our own lunch and had a fantastic view. Because went in lunchtime the castle itself (meaning: the tours) was closed and that meant we had the gardens for ourselves! Well worth a visit and impressive to see the exposition on the renovations they did, way more work than I expected,can only have respect for that.
Written 12 September 2020
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Moguntia
Frankfurt, Germany103 contributions
Jul 2020
Beautiful chateau and garden for a visit and a stroll. Well worth the visit.
BUT: The prices in the restaurant are a rip-off compared to what you find on your plate. The staff yet is very friendly.
But to offer toilets in such a incredibly dirty conditions was in times before COVID already a shame but totally irresponsible these days.
Written 2 August 2020
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CPaM68
Texas632 contributions
Jul 2019
The Château de Cormatin is surrounded by a moat with a drawbridge and is extremely interesting to see from the exterior. Unfortunately, except for a few rooms, you can only tour the interior of the chateau via a guided tour and even then you only visit a few rooms on the ground floor. The tour guide gives the history and explains the features of each room you tour in great detail. The only problem, 95% of that is in French. If you only understand English, tough luck. There is a small pamphlet written in English describing the history and what you are seeing in each room. The written description of each room takes about a minute to read but the tour guide’s description in French is taking 7-8 minutes. Am I missing something here? Even though it was extremely hot on the day of our visit we took time to tour the grounds and gardens as well. They are unique, beautiful, and probably alone worth the price of admission to the chateau. On part of the grounds, all the scrub plants have been trimmed into the shapes of animals and other interesting objects. In another section, a maze has been created out of the hedges. In the middle of the maze is a large tower with a spiral staircase that you can climb and view the entire maze. My granddaughter loved exploring the maze and trying to figure her way out. Luckily, an adult can climb the tower in the center and give them directions on which path to take once they get lost and can’t find there way out. Overall, I would still recommend, especially if you understand French.
Written 12 December 2019
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Beat
Alterswil, Switzerland61 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
If you are near Tournus you should make a break at castle courmatin and let you drift away...take a Guide and after the castle hang out in the garden!
Written 11 November 2019
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cordyroy
Mobile, AL2,380 contributions
Sep 2019
We had a great visit. After touring the gardens and the "free rooms" we took the excellent tour of the magnificently decorated rooms. An English handout helped us keep up with the French tour. The tour guide helped us with some additional translations. All in all a place not to be missed if you are in the area and need a change from another vineyard tour. Not recommended for children.
Written 20 October 2019
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AnnyMay
Nottinghamshire9 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We visited the Château and gardens yesterday. What a find. Our guide, Alice, was fantastic, speaking in English and giving just the right amount of information in each room and then time for us to take in the atmosphere.The rooms were remarkably well preserved. It was wonderful to see the unique staircase and learn about the lives of people who had lived in the 17th century.
The gardeners were busy working in the gardens to make them look attractive after a long hot summer.
The potager was amazing with its fantastic colours. We also loved the deck chairs, that were placed around for us to sit and enjoy the sun and take in the atmosphere.
This is a must see if you're in the area.
Written 1 October 2019
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mariaaba
Kenwood, CA423 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Beautiful 16th c castle, renovated for public view. Grounds, gardens immaculate..guide was well informed and helpful take 2hrs.
Written 26 September 2019
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Celia P
Mississauga, Canada251 contributions
Sep 2019
My husband and I chose to only visit the gardens and a couple of rooms on the lower level. Such a disappointment! Other than the boxwood topiaries, nothing else showed any sign of care in the gardens. The kitchen garden was a disorganized mess with nothing identified as a good garden should be. The floral gardens consisted of several hedge trimmed plots containing mostly weeds!
Written 16 September 2019
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