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Chateau de Biron

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Address: Bourg, 24540 Biron, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 53 63 13 39
10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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One of the good ones

There are so many castles one can visit it is easy to be rather blasé about them. On our fourth day in Dordogne we decided to give this one a go. Well what a good decision that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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378 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many castles one can visit it is easy to be rather blasé about them. On our fourth day in Dordogne we decided to give this one a go. Well what a good decision that was. We arrived rather late and was pleased in April the chateau is open till 6 pm. It is awe inspiring from the... More 

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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Biron, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it ;) More 

Wittersham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perched high above the countryside of the Perigord Noir, this impressive chateau is worth a visit if only to see the fabulous views for miles in every direction afforded by climbing to the top. To use the audio tours in English, ID and an extra fee of €3 were required. Otherwise, if your knowledge of French is good you will... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I've been coming to this castle for the past 30 years and have admired the excellent restoration work that has been done. My favourite is the great hall with the wooden vaulted ceiling. There are different eras throughout out the construction of the castle. beautiful vistas on a clear day, easy to visit with or with out a guide. In... More 

Thank Sylviannethesaint
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We have visited this attraction many times over the ten years that we have lived here, with family and friends. Over that period, it has been possible to see renovations that have taken place. The views from the parapets and terraces are stunning. The interior tableau's and decoration are very good. You need to check opening times out of Season.... More 

1 Thank Bradders2175
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

You have to be prepared for a lot of stairs and uneven cobbles when visiting this place so it wouldn't be suitable for wheelchairs or push chairs. I visited with my mother who did find it a bit of a struggle but she and I both agreed it was an excellent place to visit. The views from the different terraces... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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318 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This chateau is a spectacular looking place from the outside. Inside it is still impressive but the audio guide and signage about where to move to next within the chateau need some help. In my opinion the audio guide is too long on facts and quite dry. I would have liked some more life to it. After a while my... More 

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108 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We spent two hours here, fascinated by the building, the rooms and the history. We bought a combined pass for Biron and the Abbey of Cadouin which was good value at 11.60 euro. The English paper explanations are given out sparingly and we were only permitted one between two. However, the English audio guide (no headphones) were a better option... More 

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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Biron, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Standing up on a hill, the chateau can be seen from miles away on a clear day. The self-guided tour started at the chapel and went on to the different towers, rooms and courtyard. Because it was built and add-on between 12th and 18th century, and there was a change of this place from a fort to a residential chateau,... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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883 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Construction was started on this Chateau in the 1400's. It is unfurnished and the rooms are quite large. I enjoyed the flooring designs in each room . Beautiful,uses of wood and tile on the blotting...

Thank Morcella
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Beautiful castle, great art exhibition but not a lot to keep 3 kids interested. Stairs are lethal so keep your eyes peeled! Was also 35 degrees when we visited so a little warm for climbing!

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