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Chateau of Plessis-Mace

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Address: 2 Rue de Bretagne, 49770, Angers, France
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+33 2 41 32 67 93

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A defensive stronghold north of Angers

Plessis-Mace was built as a defensive stronghold to alert the garrison in Angers of attacks from Brittany. As such it has a forbidding exterior, and numerous defensive features... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
sheridan s
Leominster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The staff are lovely and do all they can to make this place interesting but the truth is this place is poorly funded and it shows. I'd rather they charge more to get in and invest in quality restoration. From the outside it looks amazing and the central grounds are well kept, but once inside it's all down hill. What... More 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Plessis-Mace was built as a defensive stronghold to alert the garrison in Angers of attacks from Brittany. As such it has a forbidding exterior, and numerous defensive features. Inside some of the rooms are furnished and there is a chance to see one of the few complete sets of Napoleon's Description of Egypt in its rare original housing. This visitor... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

One of the few Château that still shows its Medieval roots with a ruined keep and battlements. It is fascinating to see how Renaissance elements had been added on both for comfort and defence (the Medieval parts were built from flint, Renaissance from the soft white local stone). Guided tours probably show you the interior of some of the rooms... More 

Thank AndrewStevenson
Hayle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

This place draws us back,it must have been around a decade since we found it on rout to Angers. Well worth a visit and take a picnic....go easy on the wine as the laws have changed somewhat.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

Arrived midday in glorious sunshine. Walked around the gardens waiting for our 12.30 guided tour. We were given guides in English and were told tour would be in French. But, there was so British people a few Spannish and a few French, that the guide spoke both English & French. Each room had it`s own charm. The ceiling paintings in... More 

Thank FrancescaYorkshire
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

This castle is very near Avrille. A guide took us on a private tour of the Castle and it was very interesting. The tour was very personal and Patrick was happy to answer any of Olivias ( 8 years )questions, no matter how strange or unexpected! The tour was interactive and informal, The trip to the castle was, overall, very... More 

Thank margaretmckendrick
Pouance, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

This jem of a chateau is only open to the public on special occasions but there is ample car parking and you can walk around the perimeter, part moated, any time. It's not far off the main N182 from Le Lion d'Angers and Angers on the D106 to Le Plessis Macé. It's what a fairy-tale castle should look like (see... More 

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