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Chateau Villemonteix

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Limousin, France.

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Surrounded by patches of ancient woodland and empty meadows, Chateau Villemonteix is an striking set of mismatched fairytale towers and turrets which date back to the 15th century. It’s special for the combination of luck and care that have gone into preserving it, and the interior has been restored and presented to give visitors a non-hi-tech idea of what life would have been like there half a millennium ago. The tapestry collection is a particularly beautiful one and much of it is as old as the castle itself, since the Aubusson area has been celebrated for the quality of its tapestries since the 1300s. Finely depicted hunting scenes, romantic tableaux, idyllic landscapes and images of village life make you realise that parts of the landscape near here really haven’t changed much in hundreds of years. Go in Summer and take a picnic for an enchanted afternoon.

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This is a beautiful chateau and the tour is fantastic! VKJ, Hampshire

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