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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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Beautiful grounds and incredible building

The chateau is very beautiful as are the surrounding gardens and the associated out buildings. The displays and furnishing are interesting and provide good information on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Augusta, Georgia
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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The chateau is very beautiful as are the surrounding gardens and the associated out buildings. The displays and furnishing are interesting and provide good information on the history of the chateau. The price was about 12 euros. To see the grounds you must purchase a ticket but it includes the chateau as well. There are many chateaus in the area... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Loire Valley has 300 châteaux in 800 square kilometres. Some châteaux are open, some closed. Some in ruins, others almost as fresh as the day they were finished. Some dull, others like Chenonceau, Chambord or the gardens of Villandry are worthy of hours of study. If not days. And then there’s the history. Lots of it over centuries. Kings,... More 

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Portsmouth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had a most satisfying visit to Chateau de Chenonceau. It's a remarkable castle with a lot to see inside and out. I love the lush garden and surrounding area, the pretty flowers compound next to the castle and the walks around the property. Inside the chatheau is furnished with all kinds of interesting historical items. We enjoyed everything and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It's one of the few privately owned chateaux left in the Loire Valley. There are huge live flower bouquets inside that make the rooms feel lived in. I go to Chanonceau every time I am in the area. The forest around it is peaceful and you can have a great picnic there, talking to horses who graze in the field.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A lovely castle on the river with beautiful gardens that were out when we visited. :) it's not too big or too small. A must see if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Cheononceaux is my favourite in France. The place is not huge large, so you may take time to walk around and enjoy every details in the buliding. The view is beautiful just like the gorgeous picture on the intrenet, if you only visit one chateau, this is it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A "MUST-SEE"!!! Absolutely beautiful! If you go here, then you gotta go to Chambord also! Both very historic castle sites with lots of history! You'll just love the Loire Valley and what it has to offer! You will get away from the rat-race of the cities to enjoy a leisurely stroll thru elegance! Simply that! Go for it!!!

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We didn’t do much homework for a daytrip to the Loire/Tours area. We saw 4 chateaux and far and away of these Chernonceau was the one to see. The staff have done an outstanding job decorating and maintaining the interiors, outbuildings and gardens. There is just a ton to see here and a magnificent location literally on the river. If... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It is the quintessential French chateau, picture postcard perfect. The history of the women behind it is fascinating and rooms interesting to have a wander about. The gardens add to the setting and my children had brief fun in the labyrinth. One not to miss perhaps because of its setting, but less exciting for my children. It was busy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This chateaux with its wonderful history of its owners is well worth a visit when in the Loire valley. It's location over the Loire river makes it a beautiful sight to behold. The mood of each room is represented by the superb play of colors by its former owners who were mostly famous ladies and you can see the difference... More 

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