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Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chenonceau Castle Admission Ticket
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
Reviewed February 16, 2014

being there on winter, so it might not beautiful scenery as it should be (for me). but the chateau is very nice full of art and decor

Thank DeeJay T
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is the epitome of the French chateau - its picture perfect and very interesting. A delightful afternoon spent visiting here

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Reviewed February 8, 2014

I visited three castles on my trip--Chateau d'Amboise, Versailles, and Chenonceau. Chenonceau was my favourite. Amboise lacked a visitor-friendly, informative feel, and Versailles was just so large and overwhelming. Chenonceau had the visitor-friendly attibrutes, beauty, care, and sources of information of a massive landmark like Versailles, but had it all in a manageable package. The free wi-fi was also a nice surprise as I was on a self-led day tour of Loire Valley castles and it was nice to be able to get information on my next destination before leaving!

The castle is beautiful. I went on a rainy, January day so it also was not very busy. I was surprised to find that the languages spoken by staff in the castle were not only french and english, but also the Japanese or Chinese of a tour bus or two full of visitors that day. Though I was happy with the french/english, I thought that that was a sign of truly fantastic customer service to offer information and assistance in the language of visitors like that. I'm not sure if this service must be arranged in advance or if they generally always have these languages available, but certainly worth looking into if you're travelling with a large group and french is not their native language.

The grounds are beautiful, a are the displays within the castle. There was also plenty of information provided on the history of the castle. I was really pleased with this visit and definitely recommend it to anyone interested in architecture, castles, history, royalty, photography, free wi-fi... etc :P.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Château de Chenonceau is called like this because of the various women who owned it in different times. Built on the River Cher in 16th c. it's the most picturesque Château of the Loire Valley. Its unique building makes it so special and so popular. The visitors may admire it from many different angles and paths, from boats, from hills, from bridges, etc. The gardens are huge and create different polychrome designs. Even the tree alley that connects the ticket office with the Château, is long enough to walk. Impressive building with stunning interior: Paintings, furniture, fireplaces, everything is important. Several women like Diane de Poitiers (King Henri II's favourite woman), Katherine Briçonnet (who started the building with her husband Thomas Bohier) Catherine dei Medici (Henri II's widow), Louise Dupin (who saved the Château during the French Revolution) have left their seal inside and outside the Château. Besides the Château and the gardens there is a Wax works Museum, a maze, a 16th c. farm. a playground, a donkey park, a restaurant and 2 picnic areas (one of them covered). You need a lot of time to explore everything and on a sunny day you won't regret spending a whole day here.

Thank Mina P
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

We visited Loire Valley August 2013 and chenonceau was one of the best chateaus we visited.
walking in the Estate gives you the feeling of being back into the era of golden kings and queens.
if you plan to go there do it in the summer as the beauty and the peaceful garden is so great, the floral arrangements are amazing,the tour guide is on ipods and very efficient to use,they even offer a kids version for not boring the kids with history,if you stay in Ambois it is a very nice day trip to rent bikes and cycle there and brag that you cycle some parts of the tour of France

Thank tina S
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