Chateau de la Bastie d'Urfe, Saint-Etienne-le-Molard

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The Château de la Bastie d'Urfé (also known as Bastie d'Urfé or Bâtie d’Urfé) is a French château in the town of Saint-Étienne-le-Molard, historically within the province of Forez. In the 16th century it was rebuilt in the Renaissance style by Claude d'Urfé and bought in 1836 by Caroline de Lagrange (1806-1870), daughter of count Joseph Lagrange (1763-1836).

The intarsia panelling of the 16th-century chapel is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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  • Renaissance house with lots of local and not so local history. Guided visit is very instructive and as there were just the two of us adapted to us. My teenage daughter loved it as she discovered new.....  more »
  • A wonderful visit. We enjoyed it. Very professional, and obviously well informed guide. Also impressed when I asked for somewhere to eat lunch( it was a Monday and the Chateau's restaurant was...  more »
  • Nice place. Nice dinner. Owners insistent to be paid before coming then during breakfast with the other guests. Very rude...
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  • Very nice site, very pleasant in spring and summer, a large part of the gardens and exteriors are accessible for free, well for a relaxing break with family even with young children. Very nice also for brunch where to do the aperitif between buddies on Sundays, restaurant and bar in the Park of the Castle, prices more than reasonable. Visit of the paying Castle. Numerous animations and performances throughout the year (Festival in July). Very nice place!!!
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