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Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire

Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Description: This 15th-century château, known for the wonderful views it provides of the Loire Valley, was once the home of Catherine de Medici.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Very nice festival. But don't go only for the festival! Visit also the other gardens and exhibitions around the castle!

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Orleans, France
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you're in the area it is well worth a visit. It's an absolutely beautiful castle to walk around and far less crowded and touristy than Chambord. It was very interesting to see the top floor in its original state and I enjoyed the exhibitions too.

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224 reviews 224 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have to admit that Chaumont is one of the best chateau in Loire. The exterior is so amazing and for photo hunting person, this is a heaven. When I came there in weekend, it was quite crowded so it was quite difficult to find park space for parking. From entrance to the chateau, it will take some effort since... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I visited the castle, the most beautiful there was the view to the river. But what worth seeing is the garden festival. I ve already visited it twice and it was always wonderfull. Every year there is a special topic and about 20+ different small gardens following the theme. For every year you can buy a brochure with plans for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This year the gardens were about the 7 sins with a new them each year. It's almost like RHS Chelsea so it's a must for keen gardeners (and for those not so not so keen). The chateau is beautifully located overlooking le Loir. The audio-guide explains everything so well and adds to the enjoyment of the visit. After the visit... More

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Limoges, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A stunning location, overlooking the Loire. Good value for money, as ,in addition to the chateau and grounds, there`s the International Garden festival.An excellent day out.......with facilities for eating on-site.

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Saumur, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is NOT a review of the Chateau, but just of the gardens which have the theme of 'Sin' this year. There are 24 gardens which are renewed each year on a different theme and I have to say this year is not the best. There are several very good gardens, but none has the wow factor. Nevertheless this is... More

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Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Chaumont is a wonderfully located chateau. It sits overlooking the village below with a narrow line of houses between the river Loire and the escarpment the chateau is on. The chateau is nice for a visit with pretty gardens. It's not the best in the Loire, but the town and views looking towards Chaumont from across the river are amongst... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited several chateaus during our trip through the Loire Valley, and while they all do a serviceable job at bringing their histories to life, Chateau de Chaumont went beyond that, showcasing artwork that commented on the chateau itself, while also hosting the incredible garden festivals on the grounds around the castle. First of all, this is a beautiful chateau... More

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Pacifica, California
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

we didn't know about this castle and were told we should go there due to the setting and the fact that it's rooms are furnished. wow, what a place! you enter the property via a 10 min walk up a path. the Loire is in full view the whole time. at the top of the hill, you see all the... More

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