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Fascinating Donjon in splendid location.

Ballon is a fascinating small town dominated by this donjon with fabulous views over surrounding... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2016
John P
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Melbourne, Australia
A delight for lovers of gardens and historical sites alike

The Donjon dominates the skyline for miles from the North and West. The directions to its entrance... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2016
Stephen A
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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13 Aug 2018
“A bit disappointing...”
10 Dec 2016
“Fascinating Donjon in splendid location.”
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| Route du Chateau, 72290 Ballon, France
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 14:30 at the castle and there we heard that we could only visit the gardens by ourselves. The castle could only be visited by booking a guided tour which was planned at 16:00! This was not mentioned at the website. We really...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2016

Ballon is a fascinating small town dominated by this donjon with fabulous views over surrounding country, thus its construction in this location. It has extensive gardens though most of this was not in flower at the time of our visit. Fortunately this doesn't have much...More

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e g, Manager at Donjon de Ballon, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2016

Thanks a lot John for your review. Glad you liked it. It is always a pleasure to welcome our Aussies friend after such a long journey from the antipod. Come back whenever you want, in particular in May and June to see more flowers. All...More

Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Donjon dominates the skyline for miles from the North and West. The directions to its entrance can be misleading from the car, so park in the square in Ballon, and walk to the castle. For us, the gardens were the main attraction, with plenty...More

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e g, Manager at Donjon de Ballon, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2016

Dear Stephen, we are glad you and your family liked it and thanks a lot for your kind review. You should come back in May or June when Old Roses, Peonies and botanical fruit trees are blossoming. July till Mid-August the interior of the Keep...More

Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful garden and very friendly owners. This place is worth a detour if you enjoy flowers and visiting an old castle.

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