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Chateau de Chenonceau

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Address: , 37150 Chenonceaux, France
Phone Number: 00 33 02 47 23 90 07
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the Italian...
Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
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Lovely building in beautiful gardens

If you get a chance go back in the evening when the house and gardens are lit and music is played across the site.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

If you get a chance go back in the evening when the house and gardens are lit and music is played across the site.

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Brighton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Steeped in history with plenty to see and read about as you your this famous Loire chateau Fabulous gardens, farm and a fun maze Allow a few hours to take it all in

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Parsippany, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were brought here on a tour provided by Viking River Cruise. The chateau is indeed impressive - dozens of rooms, although we saw just a few - but that was fine. There was some original furnishings as well as some paintings that were being restored. The grounds are beautiful with lovely cedars of Lebanon trees.

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Albano Laziale, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It is unbelieveable the conservation status of this Castle on the river, on the Le Cher river from one bank to the other. A Castle which saw two important persons living there: Diane de Poitiers (mistress of Henry II) and Caterina de' Medici, wife of Henry II and Queen of France. It is one of the most impressive Castle for... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Well, it is beautiful but not like WOW. Perhaps for other cultures where there are not many castles. I found it bit small and claustrophobic. .... and yes the entry fee is not reasonable for what you get.

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Lillingstone Lovell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely garden in a beautiful setting. Not a lot to do but admire the grandeur of the place. Cafe seemed reasonably priced and decent quality The kitchen garden was a delight

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

is an amazing castle to visit. We had an fantastic day with wonderful weather either the castle and the gardens

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The forest leading up to the chateau and the surrounding gardens are absolutely magical, however the inside is nothing special and can easily be skipped unless you've never been inside any historical buildings. As a bonus they have an excellent garden spot with a cottage and benches for picnic right next to the parking lots.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A stunning castle with inspirational landscaping. The chateau is beautiful and you get a free guide with your tickets. The interior is stunning each room decorated for a historical resident. On nice days you can take a trip on the river by rowing boat. There is a great maze designed u Catherine de Medici which the kids love. There is... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I visited Chenonceau in the Loire Valley and I think it was a very historical and interesting chateau. It has many furnishings, paintings, objects as well as outdoor gardens and a small hedge maze. It was only about an hour and a half from where we were, and we coupled it with a visit as well to AMBOISE (Chateau) and... More 

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