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Chateau de Chenonceau

37150 Chenonceaux, France
00 33 02 47 23 90 07
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Lyon, France
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The castle is constructed on a bridge. With this unique characteristic and its own reflect from the river, Chenonceau is ranked the most beautiful castle in the Loire Valley. It is not that big as the Château de Chambord so that people can easily take the self-guided tour using the pamphlet. Even though the two gardens can not compare to... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Chenonceau actually crosses the Cher River, with lovely arches across the river and two ballrooms or reception halls in two levels above it. The kitchens are in the columns sticking into the river, the better to get fish, I guess. This castle was much smaller than Chambord (Philadelphia is much smaller than Chambord), but the rooms stayed warm, so it... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful visit to this castle and surrounding gardens. Location is amazing just over the river Le Cher. Well worth a visit. Also visit the old 16th century farm!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This chateau is beautiful, historically significant and seeing it in real life helps you appreciate it all the more. My advice would be to arrive early to avoid the worst of the crowds, it can get incredibly busy in summer. It is possible to arrive via train, the chateau is a short walk from the station. If the cafeteria/restaurant are... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

So well cared for, reallly worth the visit. The gardens area is just as amazing as the construction itself and like most chateaus in France the stories are a "plus". Be prepared, however, for a large number of people there too!

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

A very impressive chateau. The grounds surrounding the place are very beautiful. The problem was that it was very crowded especially in the building. From the gallery you can exit the chateau on the other side of the river. It was an opportunity to get out from the crowd an relax in a short travel in the woods. You should... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Had a very nice time at the castle. The interior was very interesting. We used the pamphlet as our guide book. It had enough information for an interesting tour. It was also nice to walk along the river and enjoy the gardens and the kids liked the maze. Very beautiful setting and well worth a stop while in the area.

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bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The night walk through the illuminated grounds while listening to classical music piped throughout the gardens is an amazing experience and not to be missed. They also allow dogs on a lead at no extra cost!

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Metz, France
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144 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited the château by night, an option available in summer. For 6€, the entry only permitted us to wander around the gardens and see the castle from the outside. Yes, it was quite beautiful to see the building lit, and the reflection on the surrounding river made for some lovely photos, but we were quite disappointed that we couldn’t... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The definitely womens touch is plain to see ; the chateax is really impressive and we also did the night walk ( additional 6eu , but worth it) . there is baroque music being played and you are afraid to be trampled by some passing night on his war horse in shining armor....

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