Château de Brézé

Brézé, France

Château de Brézé is a small, dry-moated castle located in Brézé, near Saumur. The château was transformed during the 16th and the 19th centuries. The current structure is Renaissance in style yet retains medieval elements including a drawbridge and a 12th century troglodytic basement. Today, it is the residence of descendants of the ancient lords. The château is a listed ancient monument originally dating from 1060. A range of wines are produced at the château which has 30 hectares of vineyards.



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Le Château, Brézé, France
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Founded: 1060
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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Bryan van Soest (5 months ago)
Found this castle through a flyer at musee de blindes. I have to say that it is quite the gem, from its stunning wooden interior and artwork, to the incredible cave labyrinth. I have been to quite a few castles, but the caves are definitely a first for me. Unfortunately you can't go through the whole castle, since it is still being used by the owners. Nevertheless it is a hidden gem and you'd still walk around for ~2h. They also have a prison downstairs, which was a perfect place for my talkative grandmother and get some peace away from her... But unfortunately she appeared again upstairs. The staff at the entrance were lovely and also spoke English. We went there on a hot day, but if you are going on a cold/rainy day, then I do recommend getting a thin jacket with you.
Oana Leanca (7 months ago)
Interesting, but the price is a bit high for what if offers. Few rooms and underground channels, it's nice to visit if you have the time, but other castles in the area are offering more, so I wouldn't prioritize this one if you're in a rush. Can't take photos inside the castle.
B J B (7 months ago)
Fabulous chateau, so much to see. You can walk round several of the chateau rooms, go down into the dungeons, even further down into the troglodyte caves and also explore the some of the ancient chateau’s external rooms, winery, bake house etc. Dog friendly everywhere in the castle. Really enjoyed our visit and well worth the €12.
Ewa S. (14 months ago)
Interesting combination of a castle (no pics inside) and an underground fortress. Over 1,5km of corridors are open for visiting. Not the most beautiful castle you can see, but a combination with the underground makes it unique. Ps. I would just skip the local wine shop.. poor ambiance, ok wine with a bit too high prices.
Ewa Radziwiłko (15 months ago)
Castle has impressive underground terrains to explore, dungeons, corridors, wine cellars, one of the biggest of this type in Europe.
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