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Chateau de Chenonceau

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Address: 37150 Chenonceaux, France
Phone Number: 00 33 02 47 23 90 07

Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the Italian...

Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the Italian Renaissance.

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Beautiful castle and gardens

My family and I really enjoyed our visit here, though it was a bit crowded for our taste. I would suggest visiting right when it first opens as maybe this would help avoid the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Plymouth, Michigan
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Plymouth, Michigan
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235 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I really enjoyed our visit here, though it was a bit crowded for our taste. I would suggest visiting right when it first opens as maybe this would help avoid the crowds. Be prepared for tight squeezes - this is not a spacious castle. But it is very charming and is worth a trip.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful Cheatau...Take a Day trip from Paris...1.5 hrs drive...Paris Vision City offers good guided tours with or without lunch options...

Thank vkpatodia
Alleroed Municipality, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A masterpiece built on the river Cher. So charming and beautiful. Such a pleasure to visit this castle with furnitures and plenty of flowers. So educative as it felt like we travelled back to 16th. century. Great vegetable and flower gardens, mase is perfect for the childish mind, Good self-service restaurant, not expensive. Well recomanded and come early.

Thank CaroleFRDK
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really beautiful castle and, despite the crowds of tourists, it's definitely worth visiting. Lifehack: try to go there in the evening (1.5 hours before it closes). It will give enough time to walk around and see everything, yet, most of the tourists will be gone by then. In the afternoon it's just a neverending line of buses/tourists and crowds everywhere.

Thank Yuri G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing prepared me for the stunning presence of this Chateau astride the river Chey. The ample parking is well away from the chateau proper, and after buying your ticket there is a nice shady walk beneath the trees. With the chateau in front and gardens to the side, even this walk up sets the tone. The chateau is well appointed... More 

Thank C0dys_Dad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Chenonceaux is not the biggest chateau in Loire valley but it's the most popular. Now that I've seen it I understand why. It's a small chateau but each room is fully furnished and has a ton of interesting stories to tell. My 11 year old and I did the audio tour and enjoyed it tremendously. The kitchens, the beautiful bedrooms,... More 

Thank Anna P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is STUNNING! what a gorgeous little spot. The châteaux itself is very well preserved and restored, and the rooms opulent in a charming "it's only a country spot for the odd visit" sort of fling the old royals used to have. The gardens and grounds are also gorgeous, could have happily strolled through all day! Great little day... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would recommend that visitors get the guided tour (and listen to the long 80/90 minute version!). Without the guided tour the visit would be very short, but listening to the history and seeing the interior is very enjoyable. There are external gardens that were flooded when we visited- they are not extensive but looked worth a walk around. This... More 

Thank TuniB
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the most stunning Chateau's that I have visited.The buildings, gardens and setting are truly wonderful. Chateau de Chenonceau needs a full days visit to really appreciate the beauty of the place and its surroundings. this isn't a stop off for an hour as it wouldn't do justice to the wonderful scenery. In addition to the chateau... More 

Somerset UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best chateau visit ever! The sheer beauty of it both inside and out will take your breath away and the history will amaze you. This site has beautiful gardens and an exquisite farm with some animals and vegetable garden. The stables next to the chateau is now a lovely cafe/ restaurant. The loos are fab too. Allow several hours... More 

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