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Chateau de Chenonceau

Address: 37150 Chenonceaux, France
Phone Number: 00 33 02 47 23 90 07
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Type: Castles, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the...
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Type: Castles, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Easily my favorite of the Chateaus visited. From the magnificent setting over the river, amidst vibrant fall foliage and sunset hues reflecting the glory of this grand dame to the opulence of the rooms that exude warmth and power. Upon leaving, the evening sky gave way to the magnificent landscape lit grounds. One could imagine the peacefulness and calmness of... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

HENRI de NAVARRA who became,HENRIC IV,has given the castle to his mistress DIANE du POITIERS.She used to make bath in the river,even in the winter time,in this manner she succeded to look very younger despite her age.For that she was opening the floor in the center of the castle,and from there she was jumping directly in the water.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For me it is one of the most beautiful chateaux in France. The history of the castle and everithing is interessant! Unforgettable.

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Hull
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a wonderful Chateau to visit. The influence of the two powerful women in its life is plain to see. From the delights of the building itself to the different gardens of those two women, Diana of Poitiers and Catherine do Medici. This is a Chateau in which one could feel at home and it is no surprise that... More 

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Adelaide
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I went here not sure what to expect and wow, it was amazing! The moment you enter the grounds you are blown away, the walk down to the chateau through the trees is beautiful and the gardens are so beautiful! I was here in winter and while cold and brisk I can only imagine how amazing it would be on... More 

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Sydney
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182 reviews 182 reviews
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Being Aussie travellers, the idea of seeing inside a real life chateau is a must. This chateau ticks all the boxes - beautiful inside and out, especially at Chrissie time, as it is covered in christmas trees and floral arrangements. They even had roaring fires in several rooms. This wonderful visit took us back to a bygone era. Definitely worth... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is my favorite chateau in all of France. I could visit here everyday and not get bored. The Black room at the top is my favorite room in the chateau. I love visiting the flower gardens and walking the paths. Definitely plan to spend the day here. You will want to take in every inch of the beautiful place.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Seriously, this was a random excursion that we just decided to do on the fly on our 12 day trip to France/Belgium/The Netherlands and it was one of my top 3 things of our entire trip. After seeing Versailles, I thought this would be a less authentic, not as grand experience. Boy was I wrong! This Chateau was so authentic... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Exquisite Chateaux - beautifully kept grounds and interior. Highly recommend. Don't forget your camera!

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you can only go and visit one chateau that is the one They give you iphone from where you listen the history for each room but ag the same time the picture of what you need to see is on the screen You can follow very easily and it is so interesting Worth every minute of your time

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