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Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire

Address: Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This 15th-century château, known for the wonderful views it provides of the Loire Valley, was once...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner 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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New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

There are several that are grouped together and the history and legends of same are incredible as well as the castles themselves.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

One more lovely chateau of the Loire Valley: beautiful grounds with winding paths, lawns, bright flower beds... It is an English garden, very different from well aligned French style gardens. The exterior is magnificent: a real example of mighty fortifications built on the top of the hill. I loved the vast open view of the Loire Valley from the terrace... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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63 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was our first trip to Chaumont and we were very impressed. The chateau does contain some furnishings, they have a carriage house and the chapel is beautiful. We did not purchase the audio just roamed through and read the information that was provided in each of the rooms. Make sure you have a good set of walking shoes because... More 

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Northampton
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It must have been tough for Diane de Poitiers to leave Chenonceau for Chaumont after being forced to "trade" with Catherine de Medici! This Chateau and out-buildings are gorgeous especially in the exterior. Do the standard tour on the inside, but beware of spending too much time inside if that means it will take away from your time spent walking... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a lovely Château to visit with well-kept gardens and a pleasant walk from the street-parking. The interior is well kept and there's multi-lingual explanations of what is on display.

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The chateaux itself is nice without being anything too unique on the Loire, but the art exhibition that is in the apartments at the top of the chateaux is really something. The rooms have not been 'beautified' as is so often the case in the chateaux, so its really nice to see the derelict walls and floorboards, juxtaposed with some... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

we " did " five of the Loire Chateaux in 3 days and this was perhaps the most beautiful of them set in a great position overlooking the Loire with large and lovely gardens and good cultural and food facilities - the interior of the Chateau is also well worth a visit

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was the second chateau that we saw. The first was chateau Chenonceau which as been lovingly maintained throughout the years. This one has a wonderful exterior. However inside you can see how it has been re-purposed throughout the years. 25% of the interior is in near original condition. The rest of it has been altered and not for the... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The walk up to the chateau is a long, gentle climb, with wide stairs the entire way--this could be a real challenge for those with mobility issues. Once you reach the top of the access, you'll begn to see the many art installations that abound. Some are wonderful extensions of the environment, while others seem out of touch with the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

First built as a fort because of its location, the chateau was later built as a residence. It is high on a hill which you have to walk up. As it was getting late and I was too tired and had still to face the walk down, we did not fully explore the grounds. There does not appear to be... More 

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