Chateau De BalleroyCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Rue du Sapin, 14490 Balleroy, France
- Timings: 10:45 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-231210676
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Museum, Castle, Family And Kids, Point Of Interest
Chateau de Balleroy was constructed in the year 1631 by the architect named François Mansart and was owned by the Balleroy family until 1970 when it was purchased by Malcolm S. Forbes. The chateau itself has been able to retain nearly all of its original features and it is because of that the major innovations were witnessed in the 17th century. Upon visiting the chateau, visitors would be able to experience a dramatic innovation by Mansart; a suspended staircase. Everything right from the oak-panelled carved ceiling to the slated floor, the bedrooms to the library, the dining room to the smoking room, each and every aspect is worth appreciating here at Chateau de Balleroy.
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Interesting castle. It is a bit smaller than it looks. The new private owners had to redecorate it. Surprisingly enough, they chose to use hot air balloons as main theme. The visit was only possible with a tour in French and a booklet in English. If you are in the area, it is worth the visit
A really wonderful castle.. you must visit.
Beautiful place and amazing history told very well by the staff. The grounds are well looked after and very pleasant to have a walk around.
Lovely grounds, didn't get into the castle
We visited this Chateau in September 2017 and found the depth of history very interesting. The accompanied guide takes about 45 mins and is a available in most languages. Many important people have stayed at the Chateau, including a few Presidents and film stars alike. Well worth a visit if you are in the Normandy area