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Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire

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Spacious and gorgeous French gardens a full day trip to see it all.

If you like French gardens Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire is worth visiting, a vast domain with... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
In the top rank of Loire Chateaux

The welcome at the gate was very good, with the receptionist giving advice in English. The walk up... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2018
Jacqui G
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Chaumont-sur-Loire, 41150 Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

If you like French gardens Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire is worth visiting, a vast domain with regular castle gardens, which are already very nice, but also special gardens with different type of flowers and trees and a few exhibitions to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MarcelJ391
Reviewed December 6, 2018

The welcome at the gate was very good, with the receptionist giving advice in English. The walk up to the gardens provided extensive views across the Loire river. There were seats along the path to provide a rest on the steep climb. The gardens were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jacqui G
Reviewed November 5, 2018

My wife and I started our tour with the gardens. They are quite extensive and beautiful, even in October. The chateau itself is stunning, both inside and out. The back courtyard of the chateau affords a marvelous view of the Loire River.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carlcannon
Reviewed October 30, 2018

The chateau itself is another stunner - in terms of its architectural beauty ranking up there alongside Ussé and Azay-le-Rideau. But why did the owners, the French Ministry of Culture, feel the need to house here an exhibition of modern "art", which detracts from, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thomasdullan
Reviewed October 28, 2018

What a find - the castle is nice (and small enough for a visit without being overwhelmed) - but the best were the gardens - not only the park that houses sculptures and other pieces of art but also the garden exhibition - plan at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

My wife and I have made an annual pilgrimage to visit the garden festival at Chaumont sur Loire every year for well over ten years. This year, for the first time we were forced to buy tickets to see the chateau as well as the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
6  Thank Libellule37
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Although it was the most expensive of all castles we visited (6), this entrance covered the fantastic art and sculpture exhibition it has during summer. Artists all around the world have their pieces in a temporary art exhibition. There is also a Garden Exhibition. Big...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amuribes
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The chateau is lovely and interesting, but the gardens - wow - we thought we would be there an hour - 4 hours later we were happily exhausted after only seeing half of the magnificent gardens - from traditional to quirky. Not as many tourists...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed October 12, 2018

What a beautiful chateau. You immediately know that this place is special. It's not as huge as Chateau Chambord, but it has more charm and beauty IMHO.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Poochiquita
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

A very nice chateau and worth a visit if you have the time. If your time is limited I would skip this and visit Chenonceau and Amboise instead. The gardens are the star here and you will get some nice photo opportunities.

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 14, 2018|
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Response from bhr2012 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs in the chateau, in the festival garden yes, short leafed.
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Response from ADMINCHAUMONT | Property representative |
Good morning, Unfortunately, there is no bus service, you can walk it but it is 3 KM and quite steep once you get to the Domain. You could call a local taxi service : Worni Taxis : +33 (0) 2 54 20 94 87. I hope this... More
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