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“Stunning from the outside but not from the inside”

Chateau du Plessis-Bourre
Ranked #8 of 73 things to do in Angers
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Kew, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Stunning from the outside but not from the inside”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

This really is a fairy tale castle from the outside with a full moat, working drawbridge etc. Inisde its spartan with a few items of minor interest. Annoyingly you canot just stroll round but have to listen to the 90 minutes of the tour guide: there isnt 90 minutes of interest.

Visited August 2013
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London
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Not over-run by bus tours so defaults to Nice!”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

There are free tours in french that will take you through all the rooms in great detail. They have a handy translation in English for the francophone impaired. Its well worth a visit and is a very photogenic chateau. Inside is not as grand as some of the more visited chateau but do not let this put you off.

Visited August 2012
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Ancenis, France
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A visit with a highly interesting guide”
Reviewed 16 August 2012

This is not the largest chateau de la Loire but the so highly interesting guide will make you travel in the space time with an unique style.
Take time to find it, and have a walk outside after you have visited the burg.

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Brittany
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Park... what park?”
Reviewed 25 July 2012

The Chateau looks to be interesting, however having just missed the start of a tour and not having time to wait an hour for the next tour, we decided on just visiting the parc with the Alchemists Gardens. What a joke... we have more flowers in our garden and as many interesting trees for free, without having to pay 3 euros per person to walk around a field that had been cut for hay, no wild flower meadows, and the alchemy gardens are so small and understocked that they don't really merit a mention. We were very disappointed and would not recommend the visit without the castle tour.

Visited July 2012
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Hayle, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
1,080 reviews
559 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
“Not just another”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

We spent this holiday {2003} visiting many of these sites, this one was pretty good, how lucky the French are .

Visited August 2011
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