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Chateau de La Roche-Courbon

17250 Saint Porchaire, France
+33 5 46 95 60 10
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Beautiful gardens, and woodlands walk to caves

We didn't visit inside the chateau, instead just walking around the gardens and then walking down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JulesW18
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Wonderful Chateau

Absolutely stunning place. Lovely gardens, tour of some of the rooms of the chateau, visit the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sharon R
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Built in the 15th century, this fortified castle was transformed into a comfortable residence in the 17th century by Jean-Louis de Courbon. Outside, the double half turn stairs will lead you to gardens "a la francaise",terraced gardens, flower beds, orchard, statues, ornemental pond. - Guided tour in english on thursday at 12 from 01/06 to 31/08 - French gardens - New prehistoric museum in the keep - Walk through the forest to see the prehistoric caves - Old wooden games like at the king's court - Exhibition about the french gardens - Shady pincic area - Quick meal - Informations and shop
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  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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17250 Saint Porchaire, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't visit inside the chateau, instead just walking around the gardens and then walking down to the caves. Very pleasant morning spent in lovely surroundings. In the garden we didn't see a sole so it was very peaceful. If walking down to the caves...More

Thank JulesW18
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning place. Lovely gardens, tour of some of the rooms of the chateau, visit the grotto where remains of caves and camps go back to the Neanderthal times. We originally thought we would use this as a quick stopover on our way back to...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I found this Amazing Chateau on the Charente Website by accident and was I happy I did. What a Wonderful place and a Wonderful story to tell. Our Guide 'Carole' took us on a journey through time - a living history of this Amazing Chateau...More

Thank JeanDublin m
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is when there's an English guided tour so if you're planning on a visit and can fit it in then it'll save you doing the hour or so tour reading from a pamphlet. It was quite funny because there were French visitors on the...More

1  Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a beautiful chateau full of interest with simple but tastefully designed gardens with a dramatic view of the lake onto the chateau. The tour of the chateau is very interesting too.The grottos are a fascinating insight into early man. A great day out.

1  Thank squirescroft1
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Living in The Charente family staying so took them today, lovely Chateau, grounds, history. Draw back!! is the tour of house is in total French no English not even a welcome!! The translation card does not give all the information that the guide tells in...More

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Roche-Courbon, guide at Chateau de La Roche-Courbon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Good afternoon. We thank you that you took time to write a comment. We are glad you enjoyed the surroundings and the estate. For the tour, we organize English guided tours every Thursday at 12.00 from the 1st of june till the 31st of august...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We visited as part of an excursion from La Rochelle. The guided visit (no photography allowed) to the inside of the Chateau was given in excellent English and was extremelly informative. The first room (Painting's Room) is utterly stunning and it is no wonder the...More

1  Thank phshanks
Reviewed 15 May 2017

After a recommendation from out B&B host we took a stop to walk through the gardens and a walk to the caves. Beautiful! The walk to the caves was easy and was an interesting view to prehistoric times.

2  Thank David E
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This is a stunning place with a fascinating history that was entertainingly told by our guide. On a Saturday morning we had to tag along with a French language tour, picking the facts off an information sheet (many languages provided) as she had so much...More

3  Thank stella317
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Castle tour is impressive and gardens/water features and very impressive. English tours on specific days Thursday?) only.More

1  Thank BrendanO
LaRocheCourbon, Guide at Chateau de La Roche-Courbon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

We thank you for your comment and are happy that you enjoyed the visit. Indeed, we say on our brochure that english tours are scheduled on Thursdays at noon during the summer. This year, we invite you to contact us before coming as the guide...More

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