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Address: Fareins, France
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Interesting site, informative tour

Located about an hour's drive north of Lyon, and one of the better-known sites on the Route des Chateaux en Bourgogne du Sud, Flecheres is well worth the visit. Constructed in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Located about an hour's drive north of Lyon, and one of the better-known sites on the Route des Chateaux en Bourgogne du Sud, Flecheres is well worth the visit. Constructed in the 1630's by a Protestant noble family from Lyon, the chateau was designed to incorporate a protected place of worship as its centrepiece and with living quarters in its... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

It is like many old castles in the area and in Burgundy. It is in need of repair, under construction/renovation, and not perfect. Having said this the staff were very good with questions, the tour was complete and comprehensive, and even catered to some of the younger people who were along with their parents. I enjoyed it. The garden will... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We arrived three minutes before the chateau closed for the summer season. We were welcomed warmly, given English translations of the guide and taken to join the guided tour which was in progress. The chateau is fascinating as so much is untouched, despite clearly being lived in for part of the year. The owners, it seems, chateau-hop! The guide was... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

I have been fascinated by the Chateau de Flecheres for nearly forty years as I visit this part of France regularly and it has been astounding to see it brought back to life slowly but surely with the renovations that are taking place. From being the setting for a famous French film in the sixties to the restoration of its... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Chateau and grounds are superb- a real insight into the middle ages. However, in spite of a 9 euro per person fee, there is little attempt to cater for English speaking travellers. Nearly 1/3 of the group were English speaking. Your are thrown a folder with about 10 pages of description of the various rooms and that is it. At... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

Flecheres was built by a friend of Henri IV during the late XVI Century From the outside it looks like a classical if austere Renaissance Castle. Yet it conceals its purpose which was to be a Protestant Temple at a time when Protestants were being massacred by the Catholics. The Temple was in the main body of the castle on... More 

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