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Chateau of Chateaudun

Place Jehan de Dunois, 28200, Chateaudun, France
+33 2 37 94 02 90
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Very impressive

Passed the Chateau on my way to Santiago de Compostela. It can be seen from far away, sitting on... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Dan K
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Needs periodic furniture

They are missing out on providing a great experience here. Lovely chateaux but no furniture... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Paul H
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Mollina, Spain
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Standing some 60 metres above the Loir valley, the Château features a rare succession of medieval, Gothic and Renaissance architectural elements including two open staircases overlooking the courtyard. The beautifully preserved interior houses a fine collection of tapestries. The Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, built by Dunois, contains some outstanding sculpted statues. A mediaeval kitchen garden has recently been laid out at the foot of the main keep to illustrate how herbs and spices were used in the cuisine and medicines of the Middle Ages. Open: > 2nd May to 30th June: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. > 1st July to 4th September: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. > 5th September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 1 hour before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Place Jehan de Dunois, 28200, Chateaudun, France
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Passed the Chateau on my way to Santiago de Compostela. It can be seen from far away, sitting on its rock, and it's as beautiful as majestic.

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

They are missing out on providing a great experience here. Lovely chateaux but no furniture, just great big empty rooms. Just a load of period dresses hanging about. They could have done so much more. At €5. 00 a person you can wander round in...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This castle is well worth the entrance fee. There are interpretative signs in English. I visited the castle in July 2015

Thank J3594LAmarkr
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I am a sucker for both medieval and renaissance. Chateaudun is a great example of how these castles evolved. From the 12th century donjon to the middle wing to the renaissance wing. You take a self-guided tour. The place surprised me - I have been...More

Thank Marcie M
Reviewed 17 September 2015

It was clean and had an interesting Medieval garden. The rooms were all empty. Only part of it was open. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

Thank courtney106
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Perched over the river this impressive chateau perhaps disappoints a little inside as it is in the main unfurnished. However it is very reasonably priced and the tapestry display is good. Staff are friendly but there didn't seem to be any English speaking tours at...More

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 13 December 2014

It is a lovely castle, not your typical one perched on a hill but rather one you could have imagined people living in. I wish there were more English explanations. Great for photography.

Thank magdita m
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Chateaudun is a small town with two main attractions - the Grottes at the bottom of the cliff and the castle at the top. Neither is especially close to the station or the vaguely termed 'Halte Routiere' (actually by the Piscine / swimming pool) for...More

2  Thank David F
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I visited this château early on a rainy morning. At 11am I took the tour of the keep, which was the oldest, more Medieval part. The tour was in French and it was very informative, lasting about 1 hour, I'm not sure if they do...More

1  Thank M P
Reviewed 30 May 2014

From outside it looks more impressive than many of 3/3 rated castles in the Loire area. We were on the way to Chartres, therefore we stopped here just for a walk around the castle rock. And it was worth that stop.

Thank Jeremy C
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