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Chateau de Chinon

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Address: Avenue Francois Mitterand, France
Phone Number: 02-47-93-13-45
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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There are so many castles to visit in the Loire but once you've seen Chenonceau, Amboise and Chambord, this should be on the list. If you've seen the movie "The Messenger" about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Nyon, Switzerland
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As the french are good at building story around nothing, they did it here. There are just some ruins and they tried a good deal to create a story and sell it. We joined the guided tour, which was a drag, we were waiting for it to finish. We booked the workshop for our son (who is fluent in French),... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This chateau has done a fabulous job of making the story of the chateau enjoyable to all ages. The exhibits are multimedia and help visitors soak up the history completely. The views from the top are incredible. Lots of activities scattered throughout to keep children engaged - games, videos, the Round Table, knights telling thier story from speakers in benches,... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There are so many castles to visit in the Loire but once you've seen Chenonceau, Amboise and Chambord, this should be on the list. If you've seen the movie "The Messenger" about Jeanne d'Arc, you'll know that this is where Jeanne recognized the Dauphin of France.

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Byron, MN
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The setting and the views up and down the Vienne were spectacular. The chateau itself has impressive aspects but the displays do not really enhance the experience. Probably best for those with kids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

was a day made more interesting by our lovely guide Anne Marie whose enthusiasm and knowledge really made the visit. The displays were very informative, and although the many photo opportunities to play one of the knights or their ladies of King Arthurs courts may be a little Disney, everybody seemed to have a go at sticking their heads in... More 

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Angers, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Decided to visit the chateau after a morning visiting vineyards. The chateau is on the top of the hill and accessible by a modern cliff escalator which gives a great view of Chinon on the river. The chateau is well layed out with guide books for children. It's not too large and has fun things for young children. The central... More 

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Tiburon, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Considering all of the amazing chateaus to visit in the Loire Valley, this was one of our least favorites. It has a very touristy feel. Probably great for kids and families, but for a couple not quite as interesting.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We managed to go here on the hottest day of our holiday . Still a good trip for our 8 yr old. Lots for her to see and do - remember to bring some ID for the iPad guide. We visited on a Wednesday so there were extra things to see and actors/musicians to watch. Good trip out ( and... More 

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited as a retired couple.Wished we had the 4 young grandsons with us.They would have loved it.The restoration of the castle that has taken place is to be highly commended.The result is an amazing visitor attraction.The quality of everything from the free lift that you can take from the town,to the pristine toilets and beautiful shop are all a pleasure... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great place to visit, things for both kids and adults. Very well done audio tour which gave a fascinating inside into both French and English history and how they were connected. Lots of interesting places to explore. If you are in this area it is a must see place to visit.

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