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Chateau des Milandes

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A beautiful castle

Chateau de Milandes is probably our favorite castle in Dordogne. Gorgeous formal gardens with pools... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
IlyaBurlak
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Marlboro, New Jersey
Best local Chateau.

Tells the wonderful storey of Josephine Baker as you wonder room by room through the Chateau. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Imp_10
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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This 15th-century castle was the home of Josephine Baker.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Les Milandes, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
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+33 5 53 59 31 21
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Chateau de Milandes is probably our favorite castle in Dordogne. Gorgeous formal gardens with pools and cascades, and an interesting castle, vastly remodeled in 20th century. The audio-guide is very detailed, and a bit too much focused on the biography of Josephine Baker, who shaped...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tells the wonderful storey of Josephine Baker as you wonder room by room through the Chateau. The highs and lows of her life with a sad ending. Fully restored Chateau, lots of interest, recently completed gardens with water feature, free car park adjacent. Three flying...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. We were looking for a Château to visit which had gardens too. Milandes was only 15 mins from our base in Sarlat so we went along. What a find. The chateau itself is given over to a tribute to the life...More

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Angélique d, Gérant at Chateau des Milandes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! We are proud of our castle and your visit help us to restore all the place

Reviewed 5 days ago

The first thing we noticed when we went through the ticket kiosk was the lovely gardens and water features, where we wandered around for about an hour and then we walked around the house that Josephine Baker had used as a home for her rainbow...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully restored Château and gardens with audio tour. Inside is a glimpse of the life of Jazz age diva Josephine Baker. Captivating! Other bonuses were good cafe and falconry displays including a American Bald Eagle. Only downside was lack of information on Château owners from...More

1  Thank Susie G
Angélique d, Gérant at Chateau des Milandes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your message! I am sorry but did you listen the history about the Caumont family in the place dedicated to this family: in the audio guide, there is 10 minuts to the history about 15th until 17th century. I see that people...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the nearest chateau to our holiday cottage, you really do get value for money here. Included is an interactive birds of prey display, the chateau itself is really interesting to walk round, and the gardens are stunning, with a modern take on a...More

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Angélique d, Gérant at Chateau des Milandes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your very kind message, I am very happy you appreciated our castle; we do the best for our place and your message is a good help!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating history of this chateau that once belonged to famed American singer and activist Josephine Baker. Wonderful history of this daring woman who had a colourful career as an entertainer and a decorated war veteran. The chateau is impeccably kept with magnificent formal gardens. A...More

1  Thank abbiestar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum presents an important piece of 20th century history by telling the compelling story of the courageous, compassionate and talented Josephine Baker. Her commitment to social justice is found in exhibits devoted to her work in the French Resistance and the U.S. Civil Rights...More

1  Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Chateau is very pretty and it was good to learn about its history (ancient and modern). We didn't know about Josephine Baker, but what a great story. We also enjoyed the bird display. Definitely worth a visit...More

1  Thank Garonne9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once the home of celebrated dancer with the 'banana belt skirt'. You'll discover much more about this interesting, daring and compassionate person. Now in private hands, see here costumes and memorabilia. Prepared to be moved by her incredible story. Add to that the most beautiful...More

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chaz130
10 March 2018|
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Response from Angélique d | Property representative |
Hello, september is one of the best moment to visit the castle: gardens are beautiful, temepratures are very good. during the morning, it is a good moment or at the final of the day. In France, the only place about Josephine... More
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475george
27 August 2017|
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Response from milandes d | Property representative |
I am so sorry I didn't see your question: we are open in october every day at 10:00 am to 6:30 pm Have a nice trip in Perigord !
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juwebster
9 September 2015|
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Response from milandes d | Property representative |
Hello, I am sorry, I had a problem to answer you. The best moment is perhaps september and first of october because you can enjoy a very good moment in the gardens and the chateau is not busy! have a nice trip!
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