Chateau des Milandes, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

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In 1489, Chateau des Milandes was the main residence for the lords of Caumont. Today, it is best known as the former home of entertainer Josephine Baker, who restored this "Sleeping Beauty" castle in the late 1940s. Tour parts of the castle for a glimpse into Baker's intriguing life, walk through the bucolic gardens, or take in a Birds of Prey show that features some of the best fliers in the castle's falconry. Plan your visit to Chateau des Milandes and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip app.
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  • The chateau has an interesting earlier history and then has the more recent connection with the fascinating Josephine Baker. The current owners have amassed a great deal of material and information... 
    The chateau has an interesting earlier history and then has the more recent connection with the fascinating Josephine Baker. The current owners have amassed a great deal of material and information...  more »
  • Great place to visit. Beautiful setting, water features, gardens and all the history make it memorable. Josephine Baker was some woman and well ahead of her time. It is a credit to the current owners....  more
    Great place to visit. Beautiful setting, water features, gardens and all the history make it memorable. Josephine Baker was some woman and well ahead of her time. It is a credit to the current owners....  more »
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  • Wow…. This is an absolute must to visit if you are in the area. Stunning gardens, extremely informative tour of the chateau with an audio guide, amazing falconry display and some lovely exotic birds to see en route around the grounds. We had lunch outside on the terrace at the restaurant which was also excellent. Great value for money and a thoroughly great afternoon in the lovely sunshine.
  • What we loved about this castle is a perfect mix of medieval history and a most more recent story. The audio tour is very engaging, also for the (teenage) kids. The bird show was fun! All in all, well worth a visit. You’ll 3-4 hours including the bird show and audio tour.

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