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“Fascinating and fun.”

The Maison Forte de Reignac
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Tursac
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Fascinating and fun.”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

A Good fun look at how people might have lived over the centuries. Set in the rock face, it's an interesting fort. I much preferred the Chateau Commarque near by, but this fort was also very interesting none the less. Probably a lot better for kids too.

As for the guy who gave this a terrible rating as they would not let him in at 7pm.... Come on, who arrives at a sight at 7pm?? You can't call them terrible because they wanted to go home and you did not leave in good time. There is a sign in English making it clear that last admission is 6.15pm. Perhaps they added this after seeing your review?

Visited June 2014
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Poynton, United Kingdom
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“brilliant place”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

loved this castle so unusual, took a 3 year old and a 6 year old around it , a few steps up form the car park and more inside so not suitable for a pram and beware of the robotic knight this scared my 3 year old but fascinating way to spend an hour or two with young children

Visited April 2014
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Noosa, Australia
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“Stepping back in Time”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

This place is amazing. First you have to get up the hill, we went via the dirt pathway other than the stairs, after making payment, if I remember correctly 7euros each! it was like stepping back in time, the rooms of the Chateau are all set up the kitchen with food on the table and of course the old kitchen implements, pots etc. bedroom with clothes of that day hanging on the outside of cupboard doors, the artefacts room showing all kinds of ancient tools, spears etc. it showed how the people of those days lived. All the old furniture throughout the house was beautiful. What amazed us was how did they ever get things into this house back then as it it a long way off the ground, manpower I guess. Their are many stairs that are narrow and lots of them, so it is not for everyone. This was one of the best sites we visited during our trip to France. High recommended.

Visited June 2013
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“Brings history to life”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

This area is such an interesting area and The Maison Forte de Reignac is well worth a visit. It's a stunning sight, built into the rock and what a surprise inside. So much to see and so well put together. This fortress was where the Lord of the stronghold lived. It was in private hands until very recently when it was sold to the city of Bordeaux and preserved so visitors could see what life was like.

Allow a couple of hours for this visit and really take your time to visit each room and read about what the room was used for.

It would be difficult for anybody with a disability to access this place.

Visited September 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Strange, rather unsettling place”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

This is worth a visit, mainly because it is SUCH a strange place. A form of chateau, built into the living rock and using height as its main defence. Quite how anyone had any form of comfortable life in the place, however, is beyond me. Winters must have been a brutal experience and living quarters for the residents are quite small and unpleasant. Glad not to have been born in the Middle Ages, and particularly glad not to have been born at Reignac.

The torture museum has to be seen to be believed. The endless inventiveness of human beings when it came to hurting, maiming and slowly destroying the bodies of other human beings shocked me profoundly and I was queasy for the rest of the day. Clearly, some elements of the human psyche remain hard wired for brutality - eg, they waterboarded back then and we waterboard in this day and age. Plus ca change!

Visited September 2013
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