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Chateau de Breze

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This Chateau provides a vivid experience of how Saumurians survived invasions

This chateau appears to be the usual chateau with towers and dry moat but there is a big added... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Jo-Ann M
Winchester, Massachusetts
Amazing chateau - a must-see!

A castle within a castle with a dry moat, external surrounding walls lead deep into an underworld... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
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“viking”(2 reviews)
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2 rue du Chateau, 49260, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 51 60 15
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This chateau appears to be the usual chateau with towers and dry moat but there is a big added bonus to tour multiple levels of underground tunnels and living areas including where animals were raised and bread baked to survive long sieges (including Vikings). It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jo-Ann M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A castle within a castle with a dry moat, external surrounding walls lead deep into an underworld. Both the Chateau itself and the perimeter must be visited.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Henryka
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Called into this chateau on a very warm September day. Not the best Chateau in Loire but worth a visit. What makes this one unique are the subterranean tunnels which the entire household and armed forces could live in if they were under attack from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Very unusual chateau - lots of under ground caves where people once lived. Was told to take coats as temperature 12C wasn't needed as so hot outside it was a relief to get in the cool. Need good walking shoes as a lot of distance...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Caroline366
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Visited this Chateau based on a recommendation from someone we spoke to in a restaurant, really interesting visit, particularly the underground caves and moat, the chateau is not particularly impressive on the inside We had two kids aged 11 & 13 with us and they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank P1RSW
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Yet another really interesting chateau to see in the Loire valley. A lot of it is underground so be prepared. Really worthwhile!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have been visiting the many Loire chateaux and this was very historically interesting and worth a stop.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Take time to see all, its around 2 hours to see all , wear good shoes (not sandels) part of the tour is underground.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alistair W
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Far the least interesting of all the chateuas we have visited in the Loire Valley. Wouldn't recommend it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank hjbridewell
Reviewed 14 June 2018

If you're in Saumur and looking for a unique Chateau experience close at hand, look no further than Chateau de Breze. A nice tour encompassing much of the Chateau, cellar, etc... will take only a couple of hours and is well worth the trip!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Prowine
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