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Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire

Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
+33 2 54 20 99 22
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Very nice castle and gardens

The castle of Chaumont has been built up in the 15th century by the family of Amboise. It overlook... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ralfkrueger2211
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Wurzburg, Germany
Commercial and artistic installations

I came to Chaumont by train. It was a pleasurable walk from the train station to the chateaux... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
aleksandraZagreb
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Zagreb
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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, welcomes the public all year round to its chateau and park and, from April to the end of October, to the unmissable International Garden Festival. Whatever the season, the chateau - once the home of Catherine de Medici, Diane de Poitiers and Princess de Broglie - beckons you indoors to admire its welcoming and lavishly furnished interiors. The International Garden Festival has been providing a unique panorama of landscape design all over the world since 1992. At the same time a source of ideas and a nursery for talent, the Festival gives an extra boost to the art of gardens and gains the interest of both the public and those in the trade by displaying new flower arrangements, new materials, new ideas and new approaches. The diversity and the high quality of the projects have contributed to the Festival's international reputation, which has become an indisputable meeting place for displaying the work of a new generation of landscape gardeners, architects, designers or gardeners.
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Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle of Chaumont has been built up in the 15th century by the family of Amboise. It overlook the left bank of the river Loire, where the limestone plateau is the sharpest. Looking to the river, the castle lies at he end of a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I came to Chaumont by train. It was a pleasurable walk from the train station to the chateaux although the weather was not fine. Before crossing the bridge over Loire there is a marketing installation of vineyards. Instead of flowers in the center of a...More

Thank aleksandraZagreb
Reviewed 4 days ago

First. The entrance is right up the hill, don't park on the hilll. Went to the night festival....amazing lighting effects well worth the entrance fee. In the day the gardens are great but there are lots of them and you will walk miles.

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the nicest castles of this trip to Loire. Several art displays around the stables and the castle. Recommend.

Thank Helene S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came to this again, having been several years ago. The Chateau itself, from memory, isn't that memorable...so we just bought tickets for the garden festival. Think Chelsea flower show, but open for several months a year. Some of the exhibits are very clever and impressive,...More

Thank Kangalis
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to the garden festival as I went two years ago. If you are passionate about gardens and enjoy creativity-enjoy spending time exploring ideas then do not miss this place. I would rate this as one of the best garden visit...More

Thank Multicolour1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most beautiful gardens ever. Combined with a visit of the castle. Don't forget having a small lunch in the castle. Excellent croque legumes and pastry. We really enjoyed our visit during the whole day!

Thank Paulusvl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is almost not enough time to really get to explore this incredible chateau and it's amazing parc. This year's exhibit entitled "Flower Power" is just that: a powerful discovery of the intertwining of nature and culture in such an unusual and innovative way. The...More

Thank ValPalMat
Reviewed July 7, 2017

The worst chateaux we have visited in the Loire valley. Totally overpriced to see contemporary art in a beautiful building. Rooms were so disappointing with nothing to show. The flower festival was a total rip off with gardens that were just overgrown and shabby. There...More

Thank susantimmins60
Reviewed June 25, 2017

This was one of the top highlights of our two-week stay in France (and we saw a lot). This is the home that Catherine de Medici gave to Diane De Poitiers, the king's longtime mistress, and it is absolutely incredible. And whatever you do, go...More

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522jph
March 29, 2015|
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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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