Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau, Chenonceaux: Hours, Address, Chateau de Chenonceau Reviews: 4.5/5

Chateau de Chenonceau
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Spectacle64
Yorkshire, UK365 contributions
Absolutely packed inside. No social distancing possible.
Jul 2020
Maybe things have changed since we went in July but the interiors were absolutely packed. Covid or no Covid, there were far too many people allowed inside. Spoilt an wonderful chateau experience. Gardens were lovely with the chateau as the backdrop. You have to go as it is a bucket list place, but wouldn't want to go back...
Written November 9, 2020
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Conchwillow
St Margaret's at Cliffe, UK321 contributions
My favourite chateau in the Loire
Aug 2020 • Couples
I first visited this chateau in 1976 in a school trip so it was lovely to return this summer. It was just as beautiful as I remember. We heard that there were long queues in the morning but we arrived at about 4pm and didn’t have to queue at all. It just didn’t leave us enough time to visit the chateau interiors AND hire a boat.
Written October 29, 2020
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Vicki D
Bordeaux, France4 contributions
Chenonceau - not following covid protocols!
Oct 2020 • Family
So disappointed to end my Loire tour here and in such a distasteful manner. After 4 days of following Covid protocol at struggling chateaux & tourist sites, we arrived at Chenonceau, along with half of France, it would seem. Ok, there was hand gel & all the right signs, but there was no respect towards distancing and nobody to control numbers. No one-way system, even. It was horrendously busy, packed in places! Even my young children felt uneasy, we left very quickly!!

Obviously Chenonceau have some secret power that keeps Covid out, that no other place has in the world! Perhaps it should share it’s secret?! Instead of filling your pockets with profit, Chenonceau, you should consider your role in this pandemic and do exactly what every other Loire chateaux is doing and RESPECTING THE PROTOCOLS PUT IN PLACE AND KEEPING YOUR VISITORS SAFE!!
Written October 27, 2020
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Stefan C
Limoges, France121 contributions
September in the sun.
Sep 2020
This certainly has the wow factor, a pretty Chateau in a lovely location with great gardens too, you have to visit here, avoid the crowds go early.
Written October 11, 2020
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ShaunH290
London, UK1,426 contributions
If you can only go to one château in the Loire Valley, make it this one!
Aug 2020
This was the only castle that we visited (of eight) where we had to queue - and apparently it is often like that even before the Covid-19 crisis - but we did not have to book in advance (we just turned up to all of them).

It is the most popular castle by far - and I can see why! The history is really interesting - I have just read the thickest guide book from the gift shop and it is really good - it also has a lot of photos, and it could easily have more (but missing plans of the grounds and the buildings).

Fantastic location and wonderful architecture - if you can only go to one château in the Loire Valley, make it this one!
Written September 26, 2020
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braithwaite12
Northampton, UK740 contributions
Best French Chateau
Sep 2020
the views from the upper gallery are wonderful, especially when boats go underneath. The museum section is also most interesting
Since my last visit many years ago the furniture and rooms are now much more ornate and complete. I was amazed at the volume of visitors.
The gardens are just as beautiful as I remember. To me this is the most interesting and different of all the chateaux I have seen in France . Lunch at the take away cafe was excellent and very good value with a really excellent variety available.
Written September 26, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,367 contributions
My Favorite Chateau
Dec 2019
This is my favorite chateau on the Loire. The tour is lovely. Did you know that refugees snuck over the border here during WWII? On their way out of Vichy France. The grace of the design on the river is breathtaking.
Written September 14, 2020
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Staessen
Ichtegem, Belgium761 contributions
Nice castle to visit but crowded in the Covid-19 period
Aug 2020
Nice castle to visit. However, during the Covid-19 period, the castle is sometimes a bit small (corridors and rooms) to allow the visit to run in one walking direction. You pass a lot very close to someone else. Mouth masks are mandatory but not everyone wears them correctly and the French are not so careful with keeping their distance. There is only surveillance at the entrance and the doors and windows are open for ventilation, but the staff does not address anyone about it if they are not wearing their masks or are not wearing them correctly. Tickets cannot be reserved for one specific day or hour, which means that many people are present at the same time. We did not feel comfortable on this visit.
Written August 31, 2020
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Parisienne_70
Paris, France329 contributions
Fabulous
Aug 2020 • Family
Château de Chenonceau is a must to visit when you are in Loire Valley. The castle has been built on the river with an interesting architecture. The history of the castle is also amazing. Be sure to visit the castle as well as the gardens.
You can also plan a visit on the river getting boats in the village near by to see the castle from other perspectives
Written August 22, 2020
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PlanetEarthResident
Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland44 contributions
Nice castle, many different attractions
Aug 2020 • Friends
We were there on a Tuesday morning outside of the main season. There were many people, although probably not comparable to main season. In the castle it was very narrow so no distancing possible. There were people everywhere and as it is rather small it felt very cramped.
The parc is very nice with many different places to visit.
If you don't mind crowds this is certainly a beautiful castle to visit.
Written August 21, 2020
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