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Chateau de Chenonceau

37150 Chenonceaux, France
00 33 02 47 23 90 07
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Type: Castles, Museums, Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
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geelong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

we stayed across the road from the chateau and were there when it opened. there was hardly anyone there and we could wander around with hardly anyone else around. the chateau is surrounded by water and the reflections are beautiful. don't miss it!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Fantastic surrounding gardens. Impressive chateau across the river. Extensive information and museum items within the chateau. Enjoyed a pleasant morning tea within the grounds overlooking the chateau.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Chenonceau is probably the prettiest chateau, both inside and out (though Villandry gardens are the best gardens, this one is the whole package). Built over a river it's a stunning view from the outside. All the rooms inside are well maintained and what you would think of when you think of a castle. The history is very interesting so definitely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Stunning gardens and beautifully maintained well worth a visit but go as early as you can before the tour buses arrive.

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Setting is beautiful, can picture carriages going down the tree lined entrance. Take the extra time to visit the farm area with its donkeys, carriages and garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went at the end of the season. The audio guide is wonderful. The two ladies that do the flower arrangements in the rooms are what really bring the elegance back to the Chateau. The grounds are extensive and still beautiful even in the fall. The children (10 and 13) loved the maze and the flowers. The history was very... More

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Beautiful gardens even in the mid of november, actually we had a sunny day walk, not too much visitor in this time of the year, this castle is unique situated over the river, special accent on the kitchens, one of the must have seen castles down the Loara valley, actually my favorite!

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I went to Chenonceau with maybe too high expectations!! It is quite small and one wonders where everyone would've slept during Medecis wild wild parties!!! Not very well presented but i believe a private concern Shame really Very over rated

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is such a castle, and even crowds can't spoil the experience. The gardens are and beautifully maintained, and the castle is incomparable. Chenonceau was not crowded on a weekday the past October, the gardens seemed to be at their peak, the woods were blanketed with cyclamen, and the weather was perfect. This should be at the of any list... More

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andorra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very busy obvious tourist attraction, quite small not lots to see. Large extensive gardens. Would not go out of my way to visit

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