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Chateau de Terre Neuve

1 Rue Jarnigande, 85200 Fontenay-le-Comte, France
+33 2 51 69 17 75
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Well worth a visit.

Small but beautiful describes this chateau. Grounds are peaceful. We were taken on a tour by a... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice castle!

Nice Castle and Good tour!Not many people so its perfecto for visit it! But you have to look The... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
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The castle was built for Nicolas Rapin in the late sixteenth century. The facade decorated with terracotta muses from the eighteenth century and the porch, illustrate the influences of the Poitevin nobility in the sixteenth up to the eitghteenth century. The lobby, with its many art objects: miniature, keys, weapons, eighteenth clothing, pottery ... and a magnificent sedan chair of the eighteenth. Then the eighteenth furniture and paintings by few well known masters. The large living room is dominated by a fireplace designed by Philibert Delorme, the carved and gilded wooden pediment was realized for the first of Moliere's Bourgeois Gentilhomme before Louis XIV in Chambord. The small living room is decorated with beautiful oak woodwork Louis XVI garlands. The dining room is under the aegis of Francis I, with two doors from Chambord opening onto a huge fireplace. Georges Simenon lived here between 1941 and 1943 and received his friends Jean Tissier and painter Maurice de Vlaminck.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
13 Sep 2016
“Nice castle!”
12 Aug 2016
“Good visit”
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Rue Jarnigande, 85200 Fontenay-le-Comte, France
+33 2 51 69 17 75
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Small but beautiful describes this chateau. Grounds are peaceful. We were taken on a tour by a young man called Nicolas who described everything in a interesting and thoughtful way. At the time we visited we were the only ones who did the tour and...More

2  Thank Joanmacleod
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Nice Castle and Good tour!Not many people so its perfecto for visit it! But you have to look The program because is not every time open!

1  Thank Lorrenne
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Sunday is not one of France's busiest days for tourists. In fact one might say that France is closed on Sunday. This stately home was open so we popped in for a look. The cost, €7.00 per adult. We had a guide, Nicolas, who was...More

1  Thank BioToxic1
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We had to do the guided tour in French but it didnt matter as the guide was helpful. A lovely setting and we had a lovely picnic lunch there

Thank Neil F
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Had a lovely tour around this Chateau. The tour was in French and they gave us folders with the English translations. The guides and all the staff were very nice and spoke excellent english. Lovely examples of period furniture and collections of guns, keys and...More

1  Thank Sean M
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people at that time for the tour so had more like a VIP tour. The young lady who looked after us spoke perfect English and interacted with us during the tour thus giving us so much...More

1  Thank Alastair L
Reviewed 13 July 2016

On a sunny day, the grounds and exterior were very enjoyable. It was closed so sorry not to be able to comment on the interior. Close to the centre of town.

Thank pagoda2014
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Our host recommended this chateau and we were lucky to get an English spoken tour. The history was amazing and it is still lived in by the family. Definitely worth a visit

Reviewed 8 June 2016

I visited Chateau de Terre Neuve with my wife and two children a few days ago as we were holidaying in Vendee and we had always wanted to visit an old Chateau such as this. We were not disappointed! We were met by a very...More

3  Thank Fireballs
Château d, Propriétaire at Chateau de Terre Neuve, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2016

Thank you for you very nice comment.

Reviewed 12 December 2015

While in the area a visit to this chateau will be a pleasant surprise. Even though only part of the building is open to visitors, the remainder is still occupied, it will an hour or so well spent. Guided tours are available in different languages...More

Thank Robert G
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Hello, How suitable would it be for the elderly and/or disabled
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