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Chateau de Hautefort and its gardens

Impressive interiors present a remarkable collection of 17th and 18th century furniture, paintings... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
beataz03
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful chateau and gardens.....

Stopped here enroute to Lascaux, was a gorgeous day (blue skies, not too hot) to walk around the... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
BowralBB
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Located on the site of a former roman camp, the medieval fortress was transformed into an imposing stately home during the 17th century, as the defences were progressively replaced by classical architecture. The Chateau and the Hospice, locatedin...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Chateau de Hautefort, 24390 Hautefort, France
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All reviews formal gardens beautiful chateau worth a visit furnished rooms lunch time views of the surrounding countryside self guided worth taking time couple of hours english style extensive gardens car park from afar fascinating history ample parking english subtitles entrance fee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most spectacular chateaux in the south west of France. Much of it closed in winter but still worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank proteafarmer
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely charming Château! From the moment you start to approach it you see how imposing it is on the landscape!! So beautiful! Many interesting features and a good few rooms open to explore alongside cellars and turrets. The gardens are stunning, well manicured and visible...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

We think this Chateau has it all. Imposing complex, magnificent scenery, interesting history and pristine presentation. It is absolutely amazing to realize this place was in a vast fire in the late 1960's. It proves what a vision and a LOT of money can do....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank fssutton1
Reviewed October 10, 2018

To try to put into words just how good this visit will be.....I can't you will be spell bound, the space, the gardens, the view, the photo's......just GO.....

Date of experience: September 2018
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Marie M, Gérant at Chateau de Hautefort, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thank you very much for your message and your feelings! See you soon on our social networks!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Impressive interiors present a remarkable collection of 17th and 18th century furniture, paintings and other interesting artifacts. You can relax in beautiful gardens created by the 19th century, the renowned landscape architect, the count de Choulot. Gardens are a mix of French and English-style. Plenty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank beataz03
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We didn't have enough time to really visit properly, but this is an awe-inspiring Chateau that we shall certainly revisit. Beautifully kept and very impressive

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Stopped here enroute to Lascaux, was a gorgeous day (blue skies, not too hot) to walk around the perfectly manicured (by hand!) gardens, and take a look inside the Chateau. We watched the movie which was on loop in one of the rooms (quite interesting)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BowralBB
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

This large well restored chateau is in a striking hilltop position above the charming village of Hautrfort. Beautifully restored after a major fire in the 60’s, it is in immaculate condition. The interiors are interesting and the views from the cupola looking down onto the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Louise C
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We were able to take our dog in to the gardens to enjoy the parterre and stunning views however the chateau does not allow dogs. Found a bench under the beautiful cedar in front of the Chateau where we enjoyed our picnic on a hot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

It was very quiet when we visited, hardly anyone around really, either visitors or staff (guides). There are a few rooms to wander around and view but compared to the size of the castle, not very many. The gardens are pretty and well looked after....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SJPTraveller
June 28, 2017|
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Response from Marie M | Property representative |
Visits in English are on reservation from 20 people. For the idividuals, a booklet, a video and explanations in the rooms in English.
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Kaylen O
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Marie M | Property representative |
Hi, There is no train but a bus line (n°9 Périgueux > Hautefort)
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retired-ish
June 7, 2016|
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Response from Witwatersrand | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in the park and gardens, but not the chateau and box hedging
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