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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
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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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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful architecture, the arches reflecting in the still water; charming gardens;interesting interior. Worth a visit.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We spent a wonderful day just wandering thoughout the Chateau and grounds of Chenonceau - the interior of the chateau must be one of the most beautiful I've seen - it certainly looked like it would have been a comfortable place to live even without modern conveniences. We felt the entry price was good value because there was just so... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Where to start ? Upon arrival, you enter the chateau's grounds, in the countryside, typical picturesque French village. Free parking accounts for the somewhat high entrance price (12€50 for an adult) but it is worth it. After entrance you walk down the lane, tall trees on either side, lovely. The chateau can be seen at the end, it was not... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This place is well worth a visit, both inside and out. It is in an idyllic location with beautifully well maintained gardens and a well structured paper guide that takes you from room to room. (An audio guide was available at an extra cost) The history is interesting from its creation right through to the occupation in the Second World... More

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There is a wonderful romance to the "Chateau of Five Ladies" the gorgeous gardens let you imagine the wonderful life that was lived here (by some) Once the home of the King's mistress it seems a creation of love.

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Grimsby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The photos just made us want to visit and it was worth the trip. It was very busy with coach tours which made looking round the chateau at times a little awkward but it was none the less impressive. It is more museum like in the way it is set out than other more 'family' type chateau andd makes use... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When kings built their castles and chateau's hundreds of years ago, they must have been trying to leave a lasting impression. Chenonceau is a perfect example of the majestic undertaking that these monuments to, well, themselves were. I visited this while studying abroad and could have sworn I wrote about it in my reviews. It was over 5 years ago... More

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HK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent at least 2 hours in here to absorb its history and beauty. Each room was beautifully decorated and well elaborated. Even the kitchen was very interesting. We joined a day tour from paris and it took us around 3-4 hours to arrive. The whole trip here, which was around 3 hours, was well balanced with the gardens and... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We biked from Amboise with only 13km - very enjoyable ride. This chateau is called the ladies chateau because six prominent women lived here ranging from 1499 to 1972. This included Catherine de'Medici who in 16th centenary reined from this site. The chateau has been built over the River Cher with beautiful Gardens. We didn't do too much garden walking... More

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Denham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Good for a stroll through for one to two hours. Free parking is available. The history is quite long and interesting. The gardens are lovely to stroll through, but don't miss the old farm area with carriages, kitchen and flower gardens and donkeys.

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