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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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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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French magnificience

Sumptuous gardens leading to the incredible architecture of this historical place. Probabely the most charming castle in France. Don't miss the small boats wich will allow you to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sumptuous gardens leading to the incredible architecture of this historical place. Probabely the most charming castle in France. Don't miss the small boats wich will allow you to navigate under the castle and discover it's secrets.

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Arlington Heights IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While having been on my bucket list for many years, actually seeing this chateau in its beautiful river-spanning setting was a fulfillment of those dreams. Both the interior and exterior of the chateau are beautiful and you are allowed to roam freely throughout the building from top to bottom. Both the garden of Marie deMedici and the garden of Diane... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to see castles and you are in Loire, this one can't be missed. The place is very well maintained and it's like going back in the past. Every room has been properly kept and there is a lot history on every corner of the castle.

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited the magnificent Renaissance Chateau Chenonceau over 25 years ago and we're excited to share a return visit with our teenage son. Build from 1513 to 1521 by Thomas Bohier, the State Tax Collector under Loius XII and Francois I, this castle that stretches 200 feet across the River Cher is known as the Ladies' Chateau because of... More 

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Chicago
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A magnificent castle teeming w rooms after rooms you can visit on many levels from the kitchen downstairs to the 6,000 sqft ballroom on the first floor to the intimate rooms of each royals and family members... The architecture is stunning and uniquely situated across a river which makes for a truly beautiful and picturesque snapshot of the castle and... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful palace and scenery. Take your time to wander through the building. Last visit of a day trip to Chambord, Blois and Chenoceau.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Chenonceau the same day after Chambord. Quite a change, I was fascinated of the personality and individuality of each castle from Loire Valley. The difference here comes both from the size and style of the construction itself, but also from the coquette garden, which is missing from Chambord. The inside is also totally different, cozy, with so many... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great choice if you are looking to view one of the chateaus in the Loire Valley. I would recommend at least 4 hours to see both the main castle and the grounds. It was a very easy stop with kids because the pathways and ground are open and very attractive. There is a small playground but our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking is free and there is a great little gift shop. You must purchase tickets for the grounds and chateau. The grounds are beautiful and there are animals, gardens, a hedge maze and a small village. There is a wine cellar with wine tastings for a fee. The Chateau is beautiful and the view across the river is impressive. The... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not surpirised about 1st palce in Loir valley on TripAdvisor :) Unfortunately they don't have Hungarian audio guide but the written guide is detailed enough. Maybe December is not the best periode to visit castles but only in winter can huge fireplaces be seen under power and it worth!

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