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“Beautiful private chateau”

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Great place to start your visit of Chateaus around Saumur! We had a very interesting guided tour with the nicest and the most welcoming guide who spoke excellent English. The tour runs for a bit more than an hour and is a must because the Chateau is privately owned: you are not allowed to explore on your own.
The chateau grounds are not huge and you can enjoy a short walk looking at Loire river from the walls of the castle.
After you are done, continue your drive to Chateau Breze - do not miss it!
Parking is available right in front of the Chateau.

Thank Noraatc
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Nice views of village and river below. They have tours of old part of chateau only, but the tourguide was pleasant and did a good job on the history and its important role in Anjou. The gardens are small but pleasant and varied. Impressive Lebanese cedar in courtyard.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We visited the Chateau as a family day out with our 2 year old son. Although our 2 year old would not be very overly interested in the Chateau tour, he would definitely have enjoyed the grounds to explore, if only we felt welcome! On first arrival, we waited a few minutes before the lady behind the counter finished tinkering and actually said hello to us. She then told us that the tour was an hour and would we really want to do this with our toddler. At this point I did not think much of it and said it was fine. He is generally well behaved and we have done many similar activities with no issues. About half way though the tour, the guide asked me to leave the tour with my son because apparently he was disturbing the other visitors. I was genuinely shocked and upset. Although he was not silent throughout the tour, he certainly wasn't causing a disturbance. I was so upset we left straight away and therefore was not even able to enjoy the grounds. Never before have I felt so unwelcome. If the Chateau does not want toddlers on their tours (who are obviously going to chatter and make a little noise during he tour) they should be explicit about this and not cause embarrassment and upset to their visitors.

3  Thank CG_012013
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We enjoyed our visit to this chateau, it was calm and peaceful, we enjoyed the guided tour although it would be lovely for those of us who don't speak fluent French if there could be a tour in English.

Thank caroway
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Private chateau.. The french lady guide spoke excellent english and made sure we understood the details in the guided tour.
Beautiful setting and small town. great for a short break.
The Eglise collegiate was also worth visiting and we heard the organ play the Engish National Anthem as we walked around the grounds (was this a coincidence?) What a lovely touch!

Thank i_ward102
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