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Chateau de Flecheres

Fareins, France
+33 4 74 67 86 59
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A work in progress but worth a visit

We have passed by this imposing chateau a number of times now so decided to finally pay it a visit... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Susie R
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Interesting site, informative tour

Located about an hour's drive north of Lyon, and one of the better-known sites on the Route des... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
davidlocke2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We have passed by this imposing chateau a number of times now so decided to finally pay it a visit. Lovely friendly welcome. What it doesn't make clear on the website is the visits have to be guided and are at set times. We arrived...More

Thank Susie R
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Located about an hour's drive north of Lyon, and one of the better-known sites on the Route des Chateaux en Bourgogne du Sud, Flecheres is well worth the visit. Constructed in the 1630's by a Protestant noble family from Lyon, the chateau was designed to...More

Thank davidlocke2015
Reviewed 16 April 2016

It is like many old castles in the area and in Burgundy. It is in need of repair, under construction/renovation, and not perfect. Having said this the staff were very good with questions, the tour was complete and comprehensive, and even catered to some of...More

Thank ExpatAgainandAgain
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We arrived three minutes before the chateau closed for the summer season. We were welcomed warmly, given English translations of the guide and taken to join the guided tour which was in progress. The chateau is fascinating as so much is untouched, despite clearly being...More

Thank Centime52
Reviewed 28 August 2015

I have been fascinated by the Chateau de Flecheres for nearly forty years as I visit this part of France regularly and it has been astounding to see it brought back to life slowly but surely with the renovations that are taking place. From being...More

1  Thank Alison J
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Chateau and grounds are superb- a real insight into the middle ages. However, in spite of a 9 euro per person fee, there is little attempt to cater for English speaking travellers. Nearly 1/3 of the group were English speaking. Your are thrown a folder...More

1  Thank willow008
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Flecheres was built by a friend of Henri IV during the late XVI Century From the outside it looks like a classical if austere Renaissance Castle. Yet it conceals its purpose which was to be a Protestant Temple at a time when Protestants were being...More

Thank MILOUW
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