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Address: Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
Phone Number: +33 2 54 20 99 22
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Description: Less than 200 kilometres south of Paris, nestling between the cities of...
Less than 200 kilometres south of Paris, nestling between the cities of Tours and Blois, is a haven of poetry. A natural oasis, a headland stretching out 40 metres above the wild Loire, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, owned by the Centre Region, welcomes the public all year round to its chateau and park and, from April to the end of October, to the unmissable International Garden Festival. Whatever the season, the chateau - once the home of Catherine de Medici, Diane de Poitiers and Princess de Broglie - beckons you indoors to admire its welcoming and lavishly furnished interiors. The International Garden Festival has been providing a unique panorama of landscape design all over the world since 1992. At the same time a source of ideas and a nursery for talent, the Festival gives an extra boost to the art of gardens and gains the interest of both the public and those in the trade by displaying new flower arrangements, new materials, new ideas and new approaches. The diversity and the high quality of the projects have contributed to the Festival's international reputation, which has become an indisputable meeting place for displaying the work of a new generation of landscape gardeners, architects, designers or gardeners.
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International Festival of Gardens 2015 Festival International des Jardins

http://www.domaine-chaumont.fr/en_festival_festival Opening on April 24th to October 20th. The gardens are nearly complete and looking the most interesting yet. The theme is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

http://www.domaine-chaumont.fr/en_festival_festival Opening on April 24th to October 20th. The gardens are nearly complete and looking the most interesting yet. The theme is Jardins des Sensations

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near ASCOT, UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Each year since 2004 we have managed to visit the international Garden Festival. Always amazing in places & interesting to see how the permanent gardens are evolving. Hoping to go again this year.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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116 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The gardens of the chateau are well worth a visit. There is a lot of work being carried out in the gardens and there is now a new entrance to the Chateau and Gardens and new parking areas. You have to pay to enter the gardens but it is worth it. The gardens are really interesting and there is a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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369 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This Château is a bit out of the beathen path but it is worth a visit specially for the outside and the surrounding grounds ! It is easy to spend a couple of hours there . There is a walking path from the village to get to the castle and it is scenic but for those not interested of doing... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The exterior of the castle is breahtaking. It's like a fairy tale castle. Inside is nicely decorated and furnished too. Bear in mind that you have to walk up the hill to get to the castle, but it's worth it.

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New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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40 helpful votes 40 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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