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“A fair breeze took us to Breze”
Review of Chateau de Breze

Chateau de Breze
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Breze
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Visit and guided tours of the chateau and grounds that have had castles since 1063. Open 10 - 7:00 pm (19H) everyday during spring and summer (closed on Mondays, October through March). Tours daily at 10H30, 13H30, 14H30, 15H30.
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Having stayed at an awful hotel nearby, the visit to the Chateau de Breze all but made up for the previous night's disaster. I don't know if there's a word for someone with a serious attraction to castles, maybe fortophile, but this was one of the best, particularly the sou-terrain part and at 30 euros for a family visit it was good value for money. The underground areas were utterly fascinating - even my children, who are far from being fortophiles, enjoyed the visit. Quite apart from the deep moat and the tunnels themselves areas like the bakery, the wine cellars, the silkworm room and the spectacular 'pigeon-loft' were amazing - and the guide given at the ticket office was very helpful by way of explaining everything. The areas of the Chateau above which were open to visitors were also very interesting, especially the plumbing! If you're in the Saumur area you'd be crazy to miss this, especially if you're a fortophile!

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We wanted something different and we got it! The chateau is in two parts; the troglodyte chateau and the newer chateau. We loved the Troglodyte part. A walk down steep steps and slopes takes you back in history to a mine of underground rooms including stables, wine cellars, silk worm rooms, a bakery and more. Long underground tunnels take you on a tour of life in the past. It was fascinating. The newer part was good but only a few rooms were open however, we were fascinated by the old.

Would highly recommend this as a day with a difference! Don't miss it :)

Thank Kags68
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

The castle of Brézé (close to Saumur and Chinon) has the unique particuliarity to open both its "up" rooms and its "down" corridors. Take this tour on a warm day: you will enjoy the freshness of the places you'll discover from the deep "douves" around the castle: they're still researching how people in the early middle age lived in these troglodyte spaces... Take the lunch at the brasserie: not that big choice but honest plates for a good price/quality.

Thank Anne-Marie C
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

The caves of the Chateau are very interesting, and are worth a visit. But the lunch at the Chateau was terrible. Very bad wines, that we sent back, poor service, paper tablecloth, salt and pepper on original supermarket packages. Totally wrong for a Chateau the la Loire. Better to have a meal elsewhere !!

Thank josequeimado
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Chateau Breze was recommended to us by a friendly receptionist in hotel and it's been by far worth the trip. This is a unique combination of "modern" Renaissance castle and old cave dwellings coexisting in the same place. The castle itself is not big but has a couple of really nice rooms which can be visited without barriers. What exists below the castle is fantastic and justifies an unexpectedly high price (it's 11 Euro for adult). There's troglodite dwellings on one hand, but there's also a lot of carved rooms accessible from castle's moat where one gets insight in the operations of old Chateau - wine making, bread baking, etc.

Chateau Breze is therefore a combo of three things: Renaissance castle and its interior, caverns with insight in manufacture and services around Renaissance's inhabitants, and finally old troglodite dwellings.

Don't miss the nice dovecote on the way from parking to the castle!

Thank Bartek_R_Voorburg
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