Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, La Brede

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A 14th-century Gothic castle with its own moat, Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu gained reknown as the frequent residence of French political philosopher Montesquieu. Here he wrote "Sprit of the Laws," which influenced America's founding fathers in their writing of the U.S. Constitution. Left open to the public by a descendent of Montesquieu, today it is open to visitors. Tour the castle to see the famed author's bedroom and library, preserved since his death in the 18th century. Outside, tour the English gardens Montesquieu created, stroll through the vineyard surrounding the castle, or wander over the moat's bridges. To visit Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu and get the most from your holiday in La Brede, create itinerary details personal to you using our La Brede online day trip planner.
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  • The Chateau de la Brede was the home of Montesquieu, the noted 17th century writer, philosopher, lawyer and politician. Our guide was a very educated young woman with a doctorate in history, who is.....  more
    The Chateau de la Brede was the home of Montesquieu, the noted 17th century writer, philosopher, lawyer and politician. Our guide was a very educated young woman with a doctorate in history, who is.....  more »
  • Nice castle with Montesquieu history. The guide was very good and telling us very good descriptions and letting us leaving the life of Montesquieu. We advise to stop there! 
    Nice castle with Montesquieu history. The guide was very good and telling us very good descriptions and letting us leaving the life of Montesquieu. We advise to stop there!  more »

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