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Chateau du Rivau

Rue du Chateau, 37120 Lemere, France
+33 2 47 95 77 47
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Lunch at Fairy Tale Loire Valley Château and Gardens du Rivau
from US$39.38*
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Lunch at Fairy Tale Loire Valley Château and Gardens du Rivau
from US$39.38*
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Castle and Fairytale Gardens Le Rivau was constructed in the 15 century by Pierre de Beauvau, Great Chamberlain of Charles the 7th. It is also renown for having been visited by Joan of Arc on her way to Orleans to get some horses. This medieval private castle is animated by more than 380 art-objects. In the royal stables, an exhibit on Francis the First last king-knight is shown. Gem among the Loire Valley, Rivau Gardens are labbled 'Remarquable Gardens'. All around the year, discover our amazing flower collections of bulbs, iris, peonies, roses, lavender, dahlias, ornemental grasses and vegetables. Rivau gardens are Conservatory of Fragrant Roses and Conservatory of Vegetables that are used in our restaurant. The castle and gardens are suitable for the whole family, adults will be interested in botanic, history and contemporary art and kids will be transported in a fairytale like environnement.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fairy tale” (24 reviews)
“modern art” (8 reviews)
“all ages” (9 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Rue du Chateau, 37120 Lemere, France
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+33 2 47 95 77 47
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"fairy tale"
in 24 reviews
"modern art"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 9 reviews
"different varieties"
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"ticket desk"
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"few hours"
in 5 reviews
"small chateau"
in 4 reviews
"relaxed visit"
in 2 reviews
"definitely recommend a visit"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"gardens are lovely"
in 3 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 2 reviews
"loire valley"
in 8 reviews
"full bloom"
in 2 reviews
"the kitchen"
in 4 reviews
"plants and flowers"
in 2 reviews
"soups"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is quirky, the gardens are a wonderland of figures, scenes, art and fairy stories. I found it amazing to walk around and I am sure you miss loads. The gardens are the main attraction, they are not brilliant from an horticultural perspective, nor...More

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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your visit of the gardens with its art and stories. The castle is still lived-in; so visitors only have access to the seigneurial dwelling. We are pleased that you came back with good memories. Best regards...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here with my husband and three kids on a chilly rainy morning and had a great hour or so visiting the gardens and chateau itself. It’s certainly not your typical French chateau - and this was very much part of the appeal. Disappointingly our...More

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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your holiday at the Rivau and that you came back with good memories. Best regards from chateau du Rivau !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is a must for young and old alike. We have been staying in one of the wonderful rooms ( spotlessly clean, very comfortable and each with a character of its own) but it is also good for a day out if you are...More

Thank Judith R
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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your holiday at the Rivau and that you came back with good memories. Best regards from chateau du Rivau !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights in the recently opened hotel. The room are very well decorated, clean, spacious and there is great view on the castle. Staff is very kind and responsive. We were lucky to get an explanation of the garden from the castle’s owner...More

Thank Hadrien B
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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your holiday at the Rivau and that you came back with good memories. Best regards from chateau du Rivau !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an interesting chateau to visit. It does go for the fairy-tale story and sells on this. It is the theme throughout the well maintained gardens. The art inside the chateau was beauty and the beast so was "interesting" but not really to my...More

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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comment ! We are pleased that you enjoyed our fairy-tale theme. We would have liked you to enjoy our comtenporary works of art; however we understand that it is not your taste. We know that only five rooms are open to visit...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two days in paradise. Hotel has just opened: beyond great comfort - luxury standards- decoration is absolutely charming and makes this place unique. I will always remember opening my window in the morning with a view on the medieval castle and marvelous gardens......More

Thank Sandrine M
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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your holiday at the Rivau and that you came back with good memories. Best regards from chateau du Rivau !

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Château du Rivau is such a disappointment. The ground and building are quite lovely - if you skip the gnomes and childish ornaments popping up here and there in the garden. The real let-down is inside the castle. Instead of letting the walls and...More

Thank Bernard Z
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LeRivau, Propriétaire at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bernard, I am sorry you did not like our art exhibit. It is true that it is a bit different but there is plenty of more conventional chateaux' in the Loire so I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in the...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

I would give the garden 4 stars. The plantings are beautiful and quirky, on a fairy tale theme, with sculptures in the woodland and the gardens. There is a lot for children to do, including a maze. The setting is superb – the gardens are...More

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LeRivau, Propriétaire at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Dear Geologist, I am really sorry for your experience in our restaurant and I was sad to see that you did not stay to have lunch. Windy conditions are really a big problem and I will instruct the waitresses to close the umbrellas when it...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Don’t bother booking any tours, just take yourself along to the Château. Both the gardens and Château have plenty of explanatory boards around with excellent English translations. This Château has something for everyone. The gardens are lovely for adults just to walk through, but if...More

Thank Marion S
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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed your visit at the Rivau and that you came back with good memories! Best regards from chateau du Rivau! Ps: It is highly recommended to book a table in advance to have a lunch on site...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Holy Crap, what a place! Plan to spend a couple of hours minimum to take in all the interesting rooms and gardens.

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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thanks for your comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your visit at the Rivau and that you came back with good memories. Best regards from chateau du Rivau !

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