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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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The gardens were amazing

The interiors were okay, a little sparse actually. But the gardens were absolutely gorgeous. There are two sets of gardens on either side of the chateau, both with different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Diane K
New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The interiors were okay, a little sparse actually. But the gardens were absolutely gorgeous. There are two sets of gardens on either side of the chateau, both with different colors and settings. I could have stayed there for hours just looking at everything. Plus the chateau reflections against the water were lovely. I didn't have time to do the garden... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice chateau. The place is well maintained and the gardens and surrounding are quite remarkable. Good audio guides explaining the rich history of the chateau and the many changes that the chateau underwent. The large gardens and ground are very relaxing to walk in. The river that runs thru the place is very calming. Take a look when you're... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My love for historical fiction and non fiction about the Medici family and the royalty of France made me familiar with Chenonceau. To actually walk through the gardens, rooms, and hallways was something I'll never forget. We arrived very early in the morning (at opening) and you get the whole place to yourself for about 30-45 minutes before the tour... More 

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valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beginning with Diane de Poitiers, Henri II's favorite mistress who created the gardens, and ending with Simone Menier, a chocolate factory heiress who converted the two galleries into a hospital during WWI, along with four ladies in between, the chateau is nothing but feminine in the most elegant way. The gardens emerge at the end of an allee of trees,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On my only trip to France, this was the one place I wanted to go to more than any other. (Well, maybe the Eiffel Tower.) Even though the weather didn't cooperate during our visit, it couldn't diminish Chenonceau's beauty.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's no surprise why this is considered a must visit castle of the Loire valley. Absolutely stunning in every way with over 400 years to history. Definitely get the audio to learn about the history of the home and the furnishings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing visit here! The grounds were spectacular and the inside of the chateau was really interesting. This was by far our favorite chateau and we could've spent much longer. The tickets were reasonably priced. It also looked like there were several areas for children (animals, picnic places, etc.) which could be of interest to families with young... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful place to visit especially with the perfect weather we got! Thoroughly enjoyed the time exploring the gardens and then the picturesque castle. However, most of the rooms in the castle were like most you see in any old castle you visit so not that exciting, but the castle itself was majestic. There was also a maze... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great sunny day and all we did was enjoying in there. Ticket totally affordable, maybe audioguide was a bit expensive tho. Went there for 2-3 hours and totally worth it. The outside is just magnificent, with its beautiful gardens.

Thank andrezstar
Mugla, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful stone chateau was the home to Catherine de Medici, who use to grow mulberry trees and culture silkworms in the forest across the river. Whilst the chateau`s are void of furniture it is a joy to wander through the dimly lit rooms and the perfectly maintained gardens.

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