Chateau des Milandes, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

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In 1489, Chateau des Milandes was the main residence for the lords of Caumont. Today, it is best known as the former home of entertainer Josephine Baker, who restored this "Sleeping Beauty" castle in the late 1940s. Tour parts of the castle for a glimpse into Baker's intriguing life, walk through the bucolic gardens, or take in a Birds of Prey show that features some of the best fliers in the castle's falconry. Plan your visit to Chateau des Milandes and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip app.
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  • Josephine Baker probably inspired Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway to adopt many children of different nationalities and backgrounds. In this mansion, the world-famous singer-dancer, a complete.....  more
    Josephine Baker probably inspired Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway to adopt many children of different nationalities and backgrounds. In this mansion, the world-famous singer-dancer, a complete.....  more »
  • This chateau will leave you breathless, from the structure itself to the story and belongings of trailblazing Josephine Baker. The American-born burlesque star bought Milandes in which to raise her... 
    This chateau will leave you breathless, from the structure itself to the story and belongings of trailblazing Josephine Baker. The American-born burlesque star bought Milandes in which to raise her...  more »
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  • Hidden gem of a tourist attraction in this region. Slightly more expensive than others in the area but definitely worth it. Easy to have a full day here, there are extensive grounds to walk round with aviaries for the exotic birds, the birds of prey show is definitely worth seeing and the tour of the chateau is fantastic, giving a brilliant insight into the incredible life of Josephine Baker. Audio guides available in English and very informative. Well worth a visit.
  • Meal in brasserie very good with excellent service. House informative and lively gardens. Well worth a visit ensure you leave time to watch the bird display.

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