"Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours" Blandy Things to Do Tip by Dabs

Blandy Things to Do: 4 reviews and 12 photos

  Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours
by Dabs
 
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      Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours
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      Modern art at the Chateau
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  • Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours - Blandy
      Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours
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  • Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours - Blandy
      Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours
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Our visit to the Chateau started with the historical panels next to the gift shop, while the origins of the Chateau are not precisely known, they speculate that it was originally built in the 1220s as a fortress and residence by Guillaume II and Adam III of Melun. Over the years it was used as a residence by some of the most powerful families in the region. In 1707 it was purchased by the duke of Villers who turned it into a farm, it was resold to another duke and eventually purchased by the municipality in 1883.

After reading up on it's history, you can climb the many towers for a fine view over the area. The rooms are not decorated or furnished so you really don't get a feel of how people lived here or if they lived in those parts of the chateau since it's function and form changed so much over the years. But it has been restored to it's 17th century appearance and is visually quite a stunning example of a medieval castle.

There's a 6? admission fee, most of the signage is in English in addition to French. They also have a tour brochure in English. Closed Tuesdays and between 12:30 and 1:30 for lunch. Open 10-6 in the summer and 10-5 in the winter

Directions: Blandy is located 5 km from Vaux le Vicomte and about 10 km from Melun. From Melun we follwed the signs to Vaux le Vicomte, passed by it and from there it was signposted.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 28, 2011
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