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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  • This is the second time I have the pleasure to come. The first time the gardens were not redone and the castle with begun its renovation.... congratulations on the work done. It is beautiful and a pleasure (less work) to visit this castle, to rediscover the life of this woman and artist I admire, and of the family of Chaumont that has regained its place in the history and the visit of the Castle. I would come back to the beautiful days of some. Thank you and your parents for making the Milandes reborn.
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  • In Périgord, the Dordogne you can visit this beautiful castle that belonged to the artist, dancer Josephine Baker, who acquired it and then restored to turn it into his abode. It Is a beautiful place to travel and enjoy its gardens and its great tranquility. Also to witness a special spectacle of Certería. Inside the castle you can see several rooms showing the life of Josephine and the children she adopted. There is a room where a movie of his life is shown. Of Renaissance architecture gave me the feeling that time stopped when I was there. Interholy Place to visit! Oh! Inside the castle you can not take pictures, on the outside only.
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  • Garden ok. Nothing special other than the chateau in the background. Ruined by modern stainless steel water courses that are designed to be then center of attention. About as attractive as a 1970s council estate in the middle of a medieval village. Yuck. Birds of prey cages are saddening. A bald eagle on a 1 meter leash, continually facing the wall 5 inches away. So sad. Owls are locked in small sheds no bigger than the bathrooms inside the chateau. The house and audio guide are good.
  • Magnificent and show of raptors to see
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