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Chateau du Rivau

37120 Lemere, France
+33 2 47 95 77 47
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Lemere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: Visites libres avec notice explicative en Francais, Anglais, Allemand, Espagnol, Italien ou Neerlandais, et signaletique dans les jardins en Francais... more » Owner description: Visites libres avec notice explicative en Francais, Anglais, Allemand, Espagnol, Italien ou Neerlandais, et signaletique dans les jardins en Francais et Anglais. Du 1er avril au 30 avril : 10h - 18h Du 1er mai au 30 septembre : 10h - 19h Du 1er octobre au 2 novembre : 10h - 18h Derniere admission : 45 minutes avant la fermeture Visite guidee (1h30) possible toute l'annee, pour les groupes sur reservation. Tarifs : Adultes : 10 € Enfants (de 5 ans a 16 ans) : 7 € Etudiants ( moins de 25 ans) : 8,50 € Groupes Scolaires : 5,5 € Groupes adultes (plus de 20) : 8,50 € Boutique, produits regionaux, boissons et restaurant. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Saumur
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Vught, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Another visit of a wonderful place which surprised us pleasantly. We thought of just passing by but spent all afternoon even if we were just the two of us and no kids. The garden is absolutely beautiful and the contemporary art objects, relating to the different fairy tales makes you smile! The castle is a perfect mix between history and... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was such a fun place to visit! Privately owned and well kept gardens and chateau with a lovely outdoor cafe too. The gardens are wierd and fantastical and great for children - from giant wellies to hammocks to rose gardens. The art in the chateau ranges from classic to the wierd all side by side which just makes you... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Having visited the most well-known chateaux on a previous holiday to the Loire Valley, we thought we would visit one or two of the lesser known ones, and Le Rivau certainly fits that criteria. When we arrived, there was very few vehicles in the car park, and we wondered whether we had made the right choice. After our friendly welcome... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stay in the same accommodation each year and yet it took us 3 years to visit this surprisingly lovely chateau only 5 miles from us. First we encountered some lovely vegetable patches which the kids loved especially as the vegetables were so big. We then walked throughout the attractive gardens full of varied sculptures and buildings from a giant... More

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