Chateau De BalleroyCurrently Closed
- 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
Chateau De Balleroy - Review
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.
How To reach Chateau De Balleroy by Public Transport
- Rented Car/Taxi
Chateau De Balleroy, Balleroy Reviews
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
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.
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
Owned by the Forbes family this is a really beautiful chateau which can only be visited with a guide. We had a French speaking tour guide although a book is provided in your native language and you are given plenty of time to read and take everything in. A hot air balloon museum is also attached (3 euros extra per head) which is fascinating and quirky. Well worth a visit!
Interesting chateaux but privately owned so no interior photos