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Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins

Opens in 20 min: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Old castle with wonderful gardens

The castle of Valmer is located outside of Tours northeast of Chancay. It arose from 1524 by... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
Ralf K
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Wurzburg, Germany
A hidden gem

We wanted to go to a chateau with character which this certainly has. Not cheap to go in 12euro... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
Chris T
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Valmer, an enchanting setting dedicated to the delights of gardens and wines.Italian style hanging gardens of the Renaissance. Eight levels of terrasses overlooking protected landscapes: clipped hornbeam labyrinth, yew hedge castle, florentine...more
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Chateau de Valmer, 37210 Chancay, France
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

After the crowds of Chenonceau this was a nice place to enjoy the gardens and taste some vouvrey. Tucked away in the hillside and vineyards of vouvrey this is a well cared for grounds of a chateau destroyed by fire. A nice photo display of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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JardinsdeValmer, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you very much for that very kind comment. We are delighted that you have come to see us and that you have enjoyed the gardens. We wish you a very good September.

Reviewed September 14, 2018

Was lucky to visit this gem...so peaceful and no crowded tourist. Will be back, no doubt. The vegetable garden is simply fantastic, the story of the burn down castle intriguing, if you are in Touraine this could be a worthwhile trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
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JardinsdeValmer, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you for that kind comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed the visit. Château de Valmer is a relaxing and peaceful place, combining gardens and vineyards. I hope you took a few minutes to taste our wines. Have a lovely day.

Reviewed August 12, 2017

The castle of Valmer is located outside of Tours northeast of Chancay. It arose from 1524 by remodeling a medieval castle by the family Binet. After remodeling and extensions in the 17th century and the 19th and 20th century it was destroyed by a fire...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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ChateauValmer, Responsable commercial at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Thank you for your comment, and the delightful description of our gardens. It is always a pleasure to have our history shared with the people. I hope you enjoyed not only the gardens but also had the time to enjoy our wines! Wish you a...More

Reviewed May 30, 2017

The gardens of this chateau are impressive and the chateau itself, although not as magnificent as some, is interesting and not too far a journey from Tours

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

We wanted to go to a chateau with character which this certainly has. Not cheap to go in 12euro each for the gardens but they were delightful and had secret little areas that made it specialMore

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Chris T
ChateauValmer, Responsable commercial at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. It is always nice to receive compliments on our work. The price given has a mistake, to visit our gardens it is 10€ and of course, a wine tasting of our wine is offered in our boutique. We hope...More

Reviewed December 20, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here, it is a very beautiful place that will always give historical perspective to any visit to this part of France.

Date of experience: September 2016
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ChateauValmer, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2016

Thank you for your comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Château de Valmer. We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017.

Reviewed August 19, 2016

So glad the I visited Chateau de Valmer. I loved gardens and this one has a 15th century designed gardens. Huge grounds, including the Kitchen garden, Terrace of Leda, and so much more. Lovely nature bedding plants. Good shop for gifts and wine tasting. The...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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ChateauValmer, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016

Thank you very much for your kind ​reaction, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and the wine tasting. Hope to see you again

Reviewed August 5, 2016

I had been hearing about Valmer for sometime, but since it was just slightly off my beaten track, I hadn't bothered to make a special detour to visit it before. I'm so glad that I did. The setting is especially pleasant. Ruling over the surrounding...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

A return visit to Valmar after 12 years left us slightly disappointed. The gardens are still impressive in their scale with the large terraces and huge potager but the standard of maintainance was poor with weedy paths and beds. The planting in the main potager...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is a chateau of a humble kind with a charm that the other much larger ones don't have. What struck me most was the peace and quiet of the area. The owner was charming and friendly and in all it is well worth a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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ChateauValmer, Responsable commercial at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2016

Thank you for your kind comment. It is always a pleasure to receive you here at Château de Valmer. We hope you had a chance to taste our AOC Vouvray wines.

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