Chateau de Vendeuvre

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Chateau de Vendeuvre
3.5
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3.5
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Kentravellers
Kent94 contributions
VERY DISAPPOINTING & DEPRESSING!!!!
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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saritrace
Amsterdam, The Netherlands273 contributions
Well worth a visit.
Jun 2021
We walked around the gardens which were a bit overgrown and unruly, but lovely nonetheless. Several shady spots to sit and lots to see. Also lots of information on boards dotted around the place (in French - but the English tourist guide pamphlet was only Euro 2). The water features weren't working, and the dog kennel exhibit was only partially open. (It's in a very small room, so not Covid friendly). The shop and 'refreshment' possibility was also closed (only cold drinks available anyway. No tea shop). Understandable, but it would've been nice to have been told in advance that these things were not available. We enjoyed our visit though, thought it was reasonably priced and a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.
Written June 14, 2021
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Raluca18
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg18 contributions
Lovely place for parents and kids
Aug 2020
Very nice place, nice gardens and ornamental waterworks. The exhibition of miniature furniture is interesting for both parents and children.
Written August 14, 2020
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heidimay
cumbria61 contributions
Excellent
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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Robert M
London, UK22 contributions
Loved it, especially the garden
Aug 2019 • Family
A very nice 18th century chateau, beautifully preserved. Very nice to visit and would be recommend on the basis of the chateau alone. The miniature furniture and objects are a lovely additional touch, as are the dog kennels - not quite what you think, all gilt and velvet! The garden, however, is very special! Full of surprises. Do not miss it. Magical. Wonderful. Amazing.
Written August 2, 2019
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Tittletattle
Essex58 contributions
Always a delight
Jun 2019 • Friends
Such a lovely and very personal chateau cared for by owners who take pride in what they have. The collection of miniatures is world class and the chateau itself feels lived in rather than a museum. Allow enough time to fully enjoy the gardens.
Written June 28, 2019
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Anne F
Aveton Gifford, UK228 contributions
Rather a damp squib
Apr 2019 • Friends
My sister and I went here as she was keen to see the 'tulip festival' advertised by a UK coach firm.
What we found was a chateau stuffed with a macabre-looking collection of upholstered dog and cat kennels, mechanical dolls, miniature furniture and much else. It was not so much displayed as piled into each room, so that although there were some interesting pieces they were not shown to advantage.
Outside the 'tulip festival' was simply wide borders of tulips down the edge of the paths, with a few additional beds here and there. Many of the tulips were past their best (the advertised coach trip was to be the following week, so there would have been even fewer tulips on show). There were additional fountains and grottos in the gardens alongside the lake that was overlooked by the chateau.
According to the brochure, the main attraction was the 'surprise' water garden: for example, as you approached a bridge music suddenly came forth and the deer heads overhead spouted water. It was all a bit odd and I had a nasty 'surprise' when my camera got wet from a sudden shower from the side of the path.
We subsequently visited Monet's garden in Giverny where the entry fee was less, the tulips were magnificent and the water garden delightful...
Written April 23, 2019
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JohnA1943
Coalville, UK195 contributions
Not many rooms to see but.....
Sep 2018 • Couples
There are not many rooms but each one is filled with interest. There are some wonderful automatons. One in particular captivated me. It was an artist painting a portrait of a lady. Next to the model was a painting of the lady, very clever.
Written October 2, 2018
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Catherine Y
Rome, Italy31 contributions
A fabulous chateau
Jul 2018 • Solo
The chateau de Vendeuvre is well worth a detour. There is so much to see: a museum of miniature furniture, the cluttered chateau, the kitchens, the collection of animal paraphernalia and the grounds with its water games. The welcome was friendly, we were advised as to which was the best way of visiting the property. The interior of the chateau, the ground floor, was rather cluttered and somewhat tacky. July is not the best season for gardens and there were few flowers, it has also been exceptionally hot for Normandy. However, there was a feeling of neglect about the place. Because of the heat, the surprise dousings from the hidden water sprinklers in various statues and fountains were rather welcome. All in all it was a couple of well spent hours. I would gladly return.
Written August 17, 2018
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Hilary14
Englishwoman Abroad25 contributions
Enjoyed the gardens, even in the rain!
Jul 2018 • Couples
In contrast to some of the other reviews, we were welcomed by the staff members on duty. The lady in the chateau spoke excellent English and said we could take photos without flash. The rooms are charming but rather cluttered with a vast collection of various objects.
It was very interesting to see the photographs in the corridor leading to the kitchen which depict the state of the chateau in 1945 and the contrast with the building and grounds today. Despite the weather we enjoyed the walk around the grounds and thought that our visit was value for money.
Written July 20, 2018
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