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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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Enchanting Chateau!

We visited this chateau with our two year old daughter. We all loved it! Beautiful, enchanting gardens, quirky artwork and wonderfully fragrant rose garden. Definitely well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An odd combination of beautiful château and bizarre pseudo-art inside and out. Bizarre like ... a deer skeleton bride... trees with legs...but they have hammocks in the woods. The décor is kind of a "desaster!"

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited this chateau with our two year old daughter. We all loved it! Beautiful, enchanting gardens, quirky artwork and wonderfully fragrant rose garden. Definitely well worth a visit if you're in the region. The only disappointment was the childrens' meal in the cafe. Listed as chicken pie - we got a pale chicken wing with two soggy hash browns!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

What a wonderful Chateau this is. Just a walk around the gardens were a pleasant surprise, with all the fairytale characters. The giant wellies were great along with the equally giant pairs of legs. If you are visiting as a family your kids will love all the features in the garden. It may be a smaller chateau compared to others... More 

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Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this chateau, though some of the exhibits show a very quirky sense of humour. The rooms in the chateau are well laid out and are easy to access up the wide spiral stair case. The courtyard has a vegetable garden set in it and other features of interest, but the best part of the visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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NYC
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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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Amsterdam
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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 

London
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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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Address: Address: 37120 Lemere, France
Phone Number: +33 2 47 95 77 47
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Lemere
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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