Chateau de Vendeuvre
Chateau de Vendeuvre
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Kent93 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I'm sorry to say that we visited the gardens only today and were bitterly disappointed. We were underwhelmed with the lack of colour, hardly any floweres, untidiness and depressing state of the place. We realise a lot of this may be due to Covid but nevertheless E20 entry fee for both of us was far too expensive for what was there. Sadly we would not visit again.
Written September 22, 2021
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John W
De Panne, Belgium22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Badly finished/old/not neat interiors. Lots of stuff all over. Very badly kept gardens. Lots of weeds, long grass, badly kept paths.
Not much surprising about the surprising watergardens except the rusty iron parts and electric installations.
Money is the only important issue here.
It’s a shame to call that a castle!
Written May 30, 2022
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Ian S
Rugby, UK837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Enjoyed our visit to this impressive Chateau with its exhibition of miniature furniture. Staff were friendly and helpful both on entry and in the house itself.
Take time to explore the grounds and don’t miss the water gardens with the surprises! Won’t spoil it by saying more!
Visiting here was a bit of an after thought but glad we made the effort.
Written August 27, 2022
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justbruce
London, UK239 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
They wouldn't let us in!!
We arrived well before closing and before last tickets which is 530pm at this time of year. We drove a long way with twin 2 year olds hoping to have a play around the gardens which we heard so much about. We were there at 515pm. We waited for the staff to turn up and then at 525pm the lady said we were too late and couldn't enter. We said their own information stated last ticket sold at 530pm. After trying several times to show the time to her ( the clock on the iphone is quite large) she wasn't convinced and then said the garden was too large to get around in 30mim....really, so why 'sell' tickets 30mim before closing. She even looked at her own phone which by this time read 530pm exactly. She still said it was too late. Arrogance or what!?
This place is only open once a week for 4hours at this time of year and we would have contributed another €40 which would sure would have been worth while to them. There were only 3 other cars there!
Sad but I'll never go again and don't recommend this place at all. Plenty of other nice gardens and chateaux to spend my time and Euros.
Written November 5, 2014
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RichardKPerth
Nedlands, Australia54 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013
This chateau is pretty interesting with nice gardens and a unique collection of miniature furniture etc.

The visit was spoiled by the rude and arrogant attitude of the woman on the ticket desk. Some French people are polite and welcoming of visitors who bring tourist dollars and euros. Not this lady. Her rudeness and behavior was disgraceful.
Written July 27, 2013
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welshwanderer60s
Greenfield, UK1,248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011
This is our favourite Chateau to visit, and yet every time we have been it is surprisingly quiet - no-one else we have spoken to in this country has ever heard of it, and we assume that French people visit only in the height of summer.It is a pity, as it has something for every member of the family. The chateau is fully furnished with period furniture, has displays of miniature furniture, automata, fully upholstered dogbeds( to match the furniture) and a fully kitted out 1770s kitchen, complete with recordings of a chef in full spate. There are also very attractive gardens, in which the chief pleasure for children is the water garden, with hidden and disguised fountains which shoot jets of water .It is a good idea for adults to take an umbrella even in the sunniest weather!
Written November 28, 2011
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heidimay
cumbria61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
What a little gem, poorly publicised. Fabulous collection of miniature furniture.
Chateau only accessible on first floor and cellar/kitchen but all info in English if required.
High point, the gardens. Superb. Take a book, find a bench and enjoy. Water features everywhere, with a few surprises along the way. Great day out
Parking is in a cherry tree orchard so take a picnic too. Highly recommend
Written August 29, 2019
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bleighdill
Stuart, VA81 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
With a private guide, my party and I went to Chateau de Vendeuvre. The front of the house is stunning...I'll give it that....
However, we were 6 minutes late in arrival. Our guide kindly explained the situation to the matron "on guard," and that it was entirely the guide's fault that we were 6 minutes late to tour the grounds. She was unyielding in her lack of compassion for our loss of a beautiful tour. Our guide explained that we had come from the United States and would hate to miss out on seeing this beautiful, historic home with gorgeous grounds. The matron in charge was unsympathetic to our plight. The guide explained to her that we would just look at the front of the building instead.

By the time we got to the front of the house, a man (the Duke) came out as his wife (the Duchess) hung out a front window and SCREAMED "That's the one...that's her!" The Duke told our guide that he understood that she had "spoken poorly" to one of his employees, when in fact, she had NOT. The guide explained to the Duke what the issue was and that we had traveled from the U.S. to tour parts of France..and that she did not want us to miss this spectacular sight. He, too, was UNyielding, and refused us entry. Just rude...and so unnecessary since the U. S. pulled France's butt out of the fire on more than one occasion.

If you want to see this chateau, pull it up on your computer. You can see plenty there, and not have to interact with the Duke and Duchess and their eccentricities. Just RUDE! You'd think a Duchess would know that it is not lady-like to scream out the window like that!
Written July 14, 2015
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Ladybentley
Auckland, New Zealand322 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
We had high expectations of this chateau from its advertising but it didn’t live up to them. The very stern lady at the ticket wasn’t pleased that we wouldn’t buy the full ticket to see the miniature furniture but we’d really come for the garden. She practically insisted that we buy the guide for 2 euro and as it was the only way to get a plan of the garden we bought it. We might have enjoyed seeing the Chateau itself had it not been for the even more stern and unwelcoming lady there. There are only a few rooms open on the ground floor which are overcrowded with furniture, more miniatures, automatons, and other items. They would have looked better if they hadn’t been stuffed so full so people could properly appreciate the furnishings.

But our visit was really spoiled by the rude lady. She insisted on telling us what order we must see the rooms even though you have to cross back and forth across the hall to see both the left and right rooms so it made absolutely no difference especially as we were the only visitors in the house. She stood staring at us the whole time we were looking through and each time we took a few steps she would order us to move on to the next room. We felt as if we were been harried to just get on and leave her in peace by herself. We’ve never visited a property where we were made to feel so unwanted and uncomfortable!

The formal gardens were attractive but that was as far as it went. What looked like the prettiest and best planted parts were roped off and marked private even though they’re featured on the plan and in the advertising. Very disappointing. Be aware that the maze is a type of parterre and not a maze that you can walk in. It’s filled with white roses which look very pretty but I was looking forward to wandering around in it. Not a place we’d want to return to especially with the very high entrance fees.
Written July 20, 2014
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Ozzyjack
Melbourne, Australia44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
We visited this Chateau to view the gardens rather than to see the building itself. The gardens were interesting in that they incorporated some clever interactive water features and much topiary. However, the gardens were only in an average state of upkeep and quite overgrown, particularly around the chinese bridge. Many of the interactive installations were in very poor condition through wood rot and rust. We were there in September and there was minimal colour in the gardens but this could be different at other times of the year.

Disappointingly, we thought we were buying tickets to see all the garden spaces - as shown in the brochure which we had to pay an extra 2 euro for - not so! As we walked around, all the more interesting parts were roped off and had "Prive" signs to keep people out. We did not feel we got our money's worth for visiting the gardens only.

If your interests are mainly to do with the gardens you need to be aware of these issues and plan accordingly.
Written September 15, 2013
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