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Chateau du Rivau

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Address: 37120 Lemere, France
Phone Number: +33 2 47 95 77 47
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This is a romantic looking castle which was a great day out for our two families. Between us we have four boys aged 1-4. There was an entry fee for the adults of €8 and all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Ireland.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a romantic looking castle which was a great day out for our two families. Between us we have four boys aged 1-4. There was an entry fee for the adults of €8 and all children under 5 are free. The courtyard and gardens are lovely with lots of things to discover, I won't give any spoilers. The children... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I want to come again and bring my children. What a wonderfully magic place! One first glance, you would think, "Oh, just another boring Chateau!", but you will be happily surprised to see it's a wonderful place to bring children with beautiful, manicured gardens incorporating a fairy tale theme and a contemporary art gallery housed in the castle. Quirky and... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We enjoyed several hours at this fascinating chateau. We were greeted by friendly staff and the first view of the vegetable garden with its art installations and bright pumpkins was very welcoming. We wandered around the extensive garden and woodlands following the trail of the ogre, including giant wellies and watering can, the gnomes in the woods, the cabin of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We are not into the spooky ! But if you are then this chateau is for you! The gardens were great if you don't get the audio listening thing, as the commentary is a rather long-winded

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LeRivau, Owner at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this review

Dear Anne, Our castle is a bit different indeed. We aim at ridding ourselves of the dusty castle image :-) That is the reason why we have contemporary art dialoguing with medieval art. Hope you will come back to our strange castle and gardens, More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Worth visiting but had a strange art installation including big wellington boots in the garden- about 10ft tall. Well worth a visit though. Average only as regards Chateax. So very good!

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LeRivau, Owner at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this review

Dear Picart, Thank you for your coment. Happy to see you enjoyed the Gardens. The exhibit in the chateau change each year so hopefully you can come back to see one of the next ones ? All the best, More 

Saumur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The gardens are superb and well worth a visit. Quirky lay out with much to engage the imagination of old and young alike, quite different from most of the more formal layouts so often encountered at other Chateau. The Chateau itself has restricted access (it is still lived in) but what you can see is well worth seeing, and there... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I would recommend a visit to the Chateau du Rivau, the castle itself is fine but the gardens are very cool with a fantasy theme. There is a maze, trees with legs (Ents?), trolls and beautiful flowers everywhere. We very much enjoyed this stop.

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NW England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Cafe does nice salads although the childrens meals should be avoided. The Chateau is lovely and the gardens great for gardeners and children alike.

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Oxford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Agree with the other comments and reviews - just come back from a lovely visit to the chateau while staying in Chinon. Quirky, interesting, beautiful and fun for adults and children of all ages. Quite different to some of the other similar sorts of places we have visited while in the area and well worth a visit.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We spent a very happy afternoon here with kids (aged 6 and 4), exploring the castle and grounds. The contemporary sculpture is great and adds a new dimension for those whose attention span for medieval history is limited.

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