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Address: Centre Village, 7150 Labastide-de-Virac, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 75 38 61 13
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Fabulous chateau and delightful people

This chateau visit was extremely interesting - we learned a considerable amount about silkworms and the silk trade which we have not learned despite living for 7 years in a silk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This chateau visit was extremely interesting - we learned a considerable amount about silkworms and the silk trade which we have not learned despite living for 7 years in a silk producing region - and the chateau itself was extremely pretty and very comfortable. The building has been brilliantly restored and has a lovely atmosphere. There was a choice of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Delighted chateau. Famous for its silkworm trade many generations ago. The history of this place was quite interesting. As I understand very little French I was happy when the tour had self guided English tour. The view above the chateau was scenic and beautiful. Interested by visit in this tiny beautiful village.

Thank Ms_0pini0nated
Scherpenheuvel, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We loved the tour in the castle - different languages (dutch included). the silk worms were fascinating to see upclose. the dungeon was a nice ending but our children were quite terrified - so not to do with children who scare easily!

Thank Ilse S
Ascot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Visited as was on the way back from seeing caves, and was part of the Carte Pass Ardeche, which made the visit of the castle and the silk museum both free. The castle is nice, with good views from the top, though the self-guided tour was very dated, and earphones were not working properly etc. As mentioned earlier, in the... More 

Thank NikJ
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

The castle itself is nice, and the exhibition is OK as well. The self-guided tour, whereby groups of visitors push buttons to hear a taped voice playing, is weird. You are dependent on the group for the tempo of your tour, and at least in our case, everyone seemed to feel lost...

Thank Diederik S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

We visited on a whim after a walk and really enjoyed the visit. Probably not worth paying extra for the silk museum as the best bit - the live silkworms - are in the castle. Very interesting visit, incl. the ghost which pur kids enjoyed, though others ran out screaming.

Thank SkiMad93
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

The Chateau des Roure is a great day out. You expect a castle to have the defensive architecture and history and this one does not disappoint in that respect. However, it also offers a demonstration of the region's silk history (including a small silk-worm unit); an insight into the Huguenot History of the area; and some great views from the... More 

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Broxburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Guide for english speakers is through an mp3 player. Castle is also an old silk farm, and the display with the silk worms is quite interesting. Good explanation of the hugenot suppression and the religious rivalries of the 17th century. The piece de resistence though is the view from the ramparts.

Thank Bruce S

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