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Chateau de Chenonceau

37150 Chenonceaux, France
00 33 02 47 23 90 07
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Type: Castles, Gardens, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
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NSW
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

After first seeing the chateau in a book in 1971, finally I was able to see it 'in the flesh". We spent four hours there, taking our time on the tour from the top to the bottom, and then out into the ladies's gardens, the donkey enclosure, the maze and more. Sore feet but happy memories. Lunch at the buffet... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is just a lovely place to visit on a clear day. Plan to balance your time between the gardens and chateau to capture its essence. We were quite satisfied with the written handouts and exhibit plaques translated in English. We found the mix of history, architecture, mystique and the beautiful grounds made a for the best overall visit (as... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We loved this chateau! The castle is beautiful both inside sand out. The history is impressive. We loved the gardens, playground for our daughter, carriage house, donkeys, and maze. This was the perfect start to the Loire trip.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We spent the day here visiting the chateau, the gardens, grounds, & lunch. The gardens are by far the most beautiful of all the Loire Valley chateau's. I just loved the rich history of this place. The tour is top notch and each room has beautiful flower arrangements that are grown here on site. The chateau's kitchen's are the best... More

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Wembdon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Probably the most stunning of the loire Chateau with a great history-amazing how so many women have owed this place- and great rooms/ Gardens etc. The audio guide is worth getting and the gardens are are great explore as well with some good photo opportunities. BUT get there early as it gets very very busy!!

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Austin, Texas
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you decide to visit only one chateau in this area, this must be it. The gardens are amazing, the building and rooms breath-taking. The Loire has a lot to offer but nothing compares to this site.

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Chenonceaux is a beautiful place to visit and should be on the "do not miss" list for anyone coming to the Loire Valley region of France.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

So nice, with a nice audioguide, it is a must visit in Loire and our number 1 preferred castle to visit.

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Lima, Peru
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is the closest thing to a fairy tale. Beautiful chateau. I am in love with the Loire Valley castles. You can probably have an idea watching photos or videos about this castle, but nothing compares to the sense you fell at the moment you approach the place, and enter by the main entrance. Really can not make a fair... More

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

As with many of the chateaux, Chenonceau is gorgeously furnished and decorated. The views to the garden are wonderful. The wing over the river makes this castle unique. It was the only castle on our visit with a worthwhile tour of the kitchen.

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