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Thought provoking collection of prehistoric materials.

This castle located halfway between Terrasson and Montignac at first glance looks ‘a bit off... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2016
joost n
The largest prehistoric collection in the world!

The chateau sits amongst walnut groves near the town of Aubas in the Dordogne, France. It's history... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
Michelle P
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1 Oct 2016
“Thought provoking collection of prehistoric materials.”
25 Jul 2016
“The largest prehistoric collection in the world!”
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

This castle located halfway between Terrasson and Montignac at first glance looks ‘a bit off’. Information panels inform you about the bad state it was in when the current owner (a well known French TV personality) found it. Clearly he spend a small fortune to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank joost n
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The chateau sits amongst walnut groves near the town of Aubas in the Dordogne, France. It's history is quite interesting as it belonged to an influential Musketeer who betrayed the King. The king ordered the chateau be razed to the ground but later pardoned the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Michelle P
Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were the only visitors in this quirky chateau. It was fascinating to be able to explore all the rooms including accommodations for guests and the vast collections of the owner.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Patty C
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Fascinating chateau with the owner in residence. M. Claude Douce came out to show us around and tell about various paintings, etc. Museum in cellar with prehistoric bones, stones, and shells. A great compliment to visiting the cave paintings of the area.

Date of experience: September 2015
4  Thank Linda D
Reviewed October 2, 2015

It's a special little place but only if you interested in neolithical artefacts and tools. It has a small collection of insects and other ancient stuff too. If you are British you may find you seen it all. Mixed feeling about this place.

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank helloheleno
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Recently opened, a real labour of love. The owner came and chatted to us about fossils, which added a great personal touch. Interesting rooms and a wonderful view over the Vezere; overall a great outing.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

The owner of this private château, Claude Douce, was a famous advertising boss and apparently coined the line "Because I'm worth it" for L'Oréal and at the end of the tour you get to see/hear about his career. But he has a fanatical interest in...More

Date of experience: July 2014
9  Thank GarB1
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