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Chateau des Milandes

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A Hidden Gem

Few people have heard of this beautiful chateaux which was once owned by Josephine Baker. Many of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gwa244
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Wernersville, Pennsylvania
delightful

Tribute to Josephine Baker with excellent and very interesting displays of her performances, her... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim C
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This 15th-century castle was the home of Josephine Baker.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Les Milandes, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
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+33 5 53 59 31 21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Few people have heard of this beautiful chateaux which was once owned by Josephine Baker. Many of the rooms display mementos from her career. There is also a show displaying the prowess of birds of prey. After you are finished with your tour there is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tribute to Josephine Baker with excellent and very interesting displays of her performances, her Resistance work and her work with anti racism. The castle has been restored and shows the oppulence of her life there in her hayday. The bathrooms in particular are amazing. The...More

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Angélique d, Propriétaire at Chateau des Milandes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your message with all these information very kindly!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful chateau and stunning gardens, interesting to learn the history of the chateau, rather tragic. Good cafe and clean loos, very very nice.

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

While touring the Dordogne region, a visit to Chateau Milandes is a must. Beautiful fully restored chateau inside and out. Fantastic gardens. The inside has been left in the style created/left by Josephine Baker. There is one room containing items from her days with the...More

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Angélique d, Propriétaire at Chateau des Milandes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed September 12, 2018

I had read about the chateau and Josephine Baker from NY Times article that was published a few years ago and wanted to visit her chateau since then. It was a pleasant experience. Do not expect grand big chateau. Loved all the artifacts especially some...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Was a great experience ! Beautiful Garden and can simply be combined with a work out. Bird show was nice to watch, but the speech is hard to follow. Bird Wisperer speaks only French (quickly French) and the voice over is spoken in a for...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This chateau was recommended to us by our receptionist as something for the ladies as it shows the story of Josephine Baker. Indeed my wife was fascinated by the story and also I loved to learn about her. At the same time the surroundings are...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

A great day out providing a fascinating glimpse into a truly inspirational persons life. The audio tour is very well put together with different versions for adults and children. Our 6 and 9 year old followed the entire tour which took well over 3 hours....More

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Angélique d, Propriétaire at Chateau des Milandes, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind message!

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

It is possible to suffer from ‘chateaux overload’ in and around the Dordogne valley. This chateau is rather refreshing - focusing on 20th century (ie modern) history, specifically a lady called Josephine Baker. She led an interesting and principled life, depicted well during the chateau...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This was our second visit to the Chateau. We took our granddaughters of 12 and 9 because we knew they would love the costumes and we wanted them to learn about the remarkable woman who wore them. Her story covers not only the world of...More

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Angélique d, Propriétaire at Chateau des Milandes, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind message and I am sorry for the battery of your audio guide; perhaps you came a busy journey! We restore all the garden in 2016 and we are happy for your children Best regards

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chaz130
March 10, 2018|
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Response from Angélique d | Property representative |
Hello, september is one of the best moment to visit the castle: gardens are beautiful, temepratures are very good. during the morning, it is a good moment or at the final of the day. In France, the only place about Josephine... More
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475george
August 27, 2017|
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Response from milandes d | Property representative |
I am so sorry I didn't see your question: we are open in october every day at 10:00 am to 6:30 pm Have a nice trip in Perigord !
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juwebster
September 8, 2015|
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Hello, I am sorry, I had a problem to answer you. The best moment is perhaps september and first of october because you can enjoy a very good moment in the gardens and the chateau is not busy! have a nice trip!
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