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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was our last chateau of the day, the audio guide was a must for us. There is so much history here. Our trip continued on to Italy and this particular castle has a family history to families in Florence which as very interesting to see direct connections. We planned our arrival late afternoon to eat and tour at dusk... More

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Huntington Beach
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26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Chateau Chenonceau is (IMHO) the number one Chateau in the Loire Valley. You cannot miss this magnificent work of architecture, it's setting, plus the added value of the intrigue that is the history of this fabulous edifice. We spent several days visiting other areas of the Loire Valley and there is no question that once you have seen Chenonceau, the... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Busier than some of the other chateaus we visited the chateau is indeed impressive. Set amidst beautiful gardens in a seemingly endless forest visitors are greeted by 2 sentry sphinxes at the end of the leafy lane. Personally I would save this chateau for last if you planning on visiting others to avoid being slightly disappointed. There is a strict... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We loved this visit, it had a cosy, understated charm to it. The interior was also nicely and not turned into a tacky museum. There was something really peaceful about this place, and its halls and passages seemed to tell a story. For a more detailed account with photos, check out my blog entry: http://fatboo.com/2014/07/loire-dordogne-valley-midi-pyrenees-france.html

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A lovely setting. Grounds, buildings & furnishings immaculate. Architecture most unique. The audio guide was an iPod with wonderful explanations as well as additional pictures - best I have ever encountered. The massive fresh flower arrangements in most of the rooms were a welcome addition - gave the property more life. The flower and vegetable gardens are worth a stroll... More

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you spend too much time in the Loire, you start to become blasé about the chateaux. This night time walk was so different, we won't forget Chenonceau. Watching the skies darken and the castle light up, seeing the reflection in the river, it was beautiful. The gardens were pretty, but could have had more made of them, especially the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We did the audio tour for 45 minutes which was just enough. I didn't like all the modern art stationed around the disused rooms but then I don't get modern art! The gardens are lovely and the views of the Loire Valley spectacular.

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Spokane
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The views were fantastic, and the gardens were beautiful as well as peaceful. We spent very little time in the formal garden, but we did wander through the outbuildings, view the interesting selection of ducks, and watched a aloof cat in the flower gardens. The reconstructed kitchen was very interesting, and we couldn't believe all of the implements and kitchen... More

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Sachse, Texas
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Chateau de Chenonceau is beautiful, well organized, and well maintained. The location by the river Cher is unique. The information regarding Chateau is well provided. The garden is good. Picture Perfect.

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing. Beautiful old chateau with lots of history and very good explanations from the free pamphlet ( we didn't bother with the audio guide,but I'm sure it's great too). The gardens are also beautiful, very well maintained with plenty of places to sit and rest in the shade. It is possible to take a row boat and... More

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