Château de Brécy

Saint-Gabriel-Brécy, France

Château de Brécy was built in the 17th century and the other buildings a century later. It is famous for its balcony gardens surrounded by stone balustrades and statues and exceptional high and finely decorated gate.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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Christiane (6 months ago)
It was magical ✨ I was immediately enchanted by this beautiful garden and château.
Annika Halbsguth (2 years ago)
Great garden with church. Tour time approx. 30 minutes. There are picnic tables and drinking water. Small dogs are kindly allowed in the bag, but are not allowed to run around freely. Unfortunately it's very dry at the moment but it's still worth a visit. A bit expensive at €9 per adult. The children were free of charge.
Isa isa (2 years ago)
Magnificent soothing garden they tell us a story each place is a clean discovery maintained the exteriors are a pure marvel very careful and accomplished work exciting what resources
Pierre-Alain Besnard (2 years ago)
It is a garden which is staged on 4 terraces, themselves endowed with a private garden, which is rare. It is attributed to François Mansart. There is probably a lack of flowers at the end of May. But the whole is very endearing and worth the visit. By meditating on the words of Jacques de Lacretelle "The finery of an Italian princess thrown over the shoulders of a little Norman peasant girl"...
Francois A (3 years ago)
Nous nous sommes vus ce jour refuser l'accès avec un chien d'assistance, contrairement à la loi du 11 février 2005 sur l'égalité des droits des personnes handicapées. Réponse au propriétaire. Merci d'avoir pris le temps de répondre. A mon tour de profiter de votre réponse pour vous rappeler que la loi prévoit les même droits pour les chiens en cours de formation accompagnés de leurs familles d'accueil, qu'il n'est pas nécessaire qu'une personne handicapée soit présente (ces chiens sont en formation et donc par définition pas encore attribués à un ou une bénéficiaire), que contrairement à vos dires le chien portait sa cape et qu'enfin j'ai indiqué être en possession de sa carte d'identification, laquelle reprend d'ailleurs au verso l'extrait applicable de la loi du 11 février 2005. Autant d'éléments que vous auriez pu vérifier en descendant échanger avec nous au lieu de vous contenter de nous opposer une fin de non recevoir au téléphone depuis vôtre fenêtre. En espérant que lors de notre prochain passage nous puissions apprécier votre travail. Cordialement.
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