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Wonderful Small Castle - Horrible Medieval Fair

First - Castle was wonderful (not awesome), tour was pretty good (not in English), medieval fair on... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2016
Mielmonster
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Brookfield, Connecticut
Beautiful rooms but strange having a hotel there too

We went on the tour (guide very entertaining but only spoke in French) of the many beautiful, fully... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2015
Neville5800
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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29 Jun 2018
“No guide available”
10 Jun 2018
“Perfect Guide, very good experience!”
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The castle, all towers, turrets and terraces, is majestic; as is its position, high on impregnable rock, overlooking a lush valley. Join the museum visitors and enter to discover guardrooms...
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Route du Chateau, 13330 La Barben, France
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited chateau de la Barben on a regular Friday during opening times, but unfortunately we could not go inside because there was no guide available. The guide was reserved for a school class that booked in advance and we had to wait for three...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We did the castle tour. It was worth the 40 Euros (10 per person). Our guide was very much knowledgeable, enthusiastic and really attentive to us, we could do the tour at our pace, listening to interesting stories and fact about the chateau, its history...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Love castle hidden away in the Provence. Interesting visit with a very good guide, thank you. The kitchen was the highlight for me.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank David H
Reviewed October 5, 2016

First - Castle was wonderful (not awesome), tour was pretty good (not in English), medieval fair on grounds was less than mediocre (not formally affiliated with castle). We visited La Barben in August for a tour and were met with a medieval fair procession when...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Mielmonster
Reviewed June 18, 2016

On arriving in the vast grounds of this beautiful castle set on its enormous rock between mounts and vale one has the feeling of entering an 18th century painting. It is imposing without being ominous. The French gardens are small but well maintained and are...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

We went on the tour (guide very entertaining but only spoke in French) of the many beautiful, fully furnished, rooms in the small but historic castle. Bit odd having a hotel in the heart of the chateau which opened onto a terrace that we passed...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is for people who like Middle Ages - the atmosphere, the ambiance, design. This is a castle, there is a wonderful park, a restaurant, gift shop. I recommend a walk in the park to stop the clock at least for the short term....More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

On our road from Arles to Aix de Provance we stopped in this castle. You must go and visit such wonderful place still exist. We are already booked for night and prepaid but wish we can spend night or two in the castle. Average room...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Nenad K
Reviewed June 30, 2015

First of all, the price is cheap. We enjoyed appetizers and cocktials on the patio with the owners and other guests at sunset, which was wonderful. Then we moved inside for dinner in the castle kitchen - also wonderful. The room itself was no frills...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank erinswanson27
Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stayed there and so enjoyed the complimentary tour. We saw many tourists on guided tour to this place and we can understand why. The place was beautiful and the guide was informative. It will be a great experience visiting this place.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Molly K
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Response from Alexia t | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there are a lot of stairs, it will be impossible to visit with a wheelchair.
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Response from AMNH | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry that I have not heard about this restaurant. Not sure if the host of Chateau de la Barden will be able to help. They seem to have been there for a long time.
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