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Chateau de la Mercerie

16320 Magnac-Lavalette-Villars, France
+33 7 89 63 03 57
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An extra star for the (Scottish) guide!

Often thought about coming here, as this chateau is clearly visible from the "real" one at nearby... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Charentay, France
Extraordinary and worth a visit

This is part chateau and part bonkers extension, put on by two brothers in the 20th century. The... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
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16320 Magnac-Lavalette-Villars, France
+33 7 89 63 03 57
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Often thought about coming here, as this chateau is clearly visible from the "real" one at nearby Villebois Lavalette, which we have visited several times.We finally managed it last week with a group of 30, which was effortlessly coped with by the management. Our Scottish...More

Thank 1953Trek
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is part chateau and part bonkers extension, put on by two brothers in the 20th century. The part of the chateau that they renovated is a mix of the sublime (the libraries and de Gaulle room) and the ridiculous (no bathrooms and a rickety...More

Thank Stanley1871
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A fascinating way to spend two hours........with a knowledgeable English guide ,(on Tuesday afternoons only at 14.30.....other days have French guides. ) Parking is free, the tour is 10 euros, and well worth it.We arrived slightly out of season, and had the tour to ourselves....More

1  Thank jennifer1983187159
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We fell upon this place by accident. The facade is visible from miles away and up close it really is impressive. It's story is long and complicated, well told by our excellent tour guide, and I won't spoil it here, except to say that it...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 22 May 2016

It's a very beautiful place with an extremely sad story behind it. Its still in the process of being restored but there are a few room that have been undamaged by the weather. The guide only speaks French so disappointing for us. One of the...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 20 March 2016

A great historic folly built in a great setting, can be seen from afar, take a guided tour and then relax in front if it

1  Thank Mike Q
Reviewed 7 August 2015

You can see the chateau and façade miles away, a wonderful view and even interesting close up. You can walk around the building free of charge and at your own pace, the tour inside is 10 Euros and is in French, we didn't go on...More

1  Thank sunflower0202
Reviewed 13 June 2015

We came on this place by accident. The outside is spectacular and the inside is being re furbished by volunteers. We did a guided tour for 10 euros - it lasted 2 hours and was fantastic. Unfortunately there is no English guide as yet so...More

Thank hobbiton
Reviewed 15 September 2013

If you have seen enough chateaux , this is an alternative one for you. It is undergoing restoration and viewing is via a guide in french. We were lucky enough to have two french ladies translate some of the information which explained enough. Its a...More

1  Thank S J
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