The Forbes mansion is an impressively handsome chateau but not suitable for anyone in a wheelchair, or like me with heart and ambulatory problems (challenging staircase). The ground floor is easily accessible, and well displayed with a magnificent dining room and small salon. I am assured that the upper floor is interesting. Wonderful view from the front steps of the... 更多
An 18th century "New Town". Superbly laid out chateau, with very clever "trompe d'oeuil" designs. Very personal tour around the chateau. Do not miss this. Tea room is simple - just teas, no food. It is a long way to the nearest place to eat. If you are in the area, a must see.
This XVI century castle is relatively close to Bayeux and the D-Day beaches. The castle and its sorroundings are impressive. It's probably best to go through Balleroy main road and then turn around in order to apreciate the view and approach to the castle. The visit of the caste is very entertaining and the park is huge. There is also... 更多
This is much smaller than the average Chateau so feels more intimate.Great tour of the main rooms by lovely guide ,having to speak three languages.Some great paintings and a very interesting history.The Balloon Museum very informative with films.
We stopped at Balleroy, being en-route to our overnight destination, deciding to visit the chateau. When we pulled up in the car-park, we thougnt we had mis-read the opening times, as the large gates at the end of the entrance drive were closed and there was no sign of any activity. Fortunately we did venture along the access drive any... 更多
Nice location, nice gardens . Nice to wander for a couple of hours. The guided tour was nice especially as we had the tour guide to ourselves. The only negative comments I would say is that the "historical" Waterloo (not sure how Nicholas the 2nd qualified for the Waterloo room as he was born after the event !) and Victoria... 更多
The exterior is really impressive and to fully appreciate it you need to approach along the road that was once the drive to the house. Lovely formal grounds and parkland which would be great for a picnic on a nice day - it was too cold when we went! Tours are all guided and our guide was excellent - it... 更多
We enjoyed our tour with a lovely guide who gave the commentary in French and then repeated it in English. The house is well kept and is a private home for the Forbes family when they are in France - so it is not always open to the public - we were shown the bed where Mick Jagger and Prince... 更多
Stunning chateau and grounds. The house is worth a look around with an interesting history. Tour guide was very pleasant and friendly. The air balloon museum was actually very nicely done with displays in both French and English and was on the whole a pleasant surprise. Worth a visit and would like a lovely day out.
Threadbare carpets,poor state of the ceiling, cracks on walls..do I reaaly need to go on....no money or very little money... 更多