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Chateau de Chenonceau

37150 Chenonceaux, France
+33 2 47 23 90 07
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Beautiful country villa surrounded by a moat and inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (548 reviews)
“loire valley” (412 reviews)
“audio guide” (187 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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37150 Chenonceaux, France
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+33 2 47 23 90 07
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely go here. And check out, for lunch, the Orangerie on the chateau grounds. That restaurant is a definite hidden gem.

Thank JerseyShoreWill
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are staying in the Loire & have seen several Chateaux. Chenonceau is one of the most famous (justifiably) but also draws huge crowds. This is what we learned: 1. Get there early - I can’t emphasise this enough. By midday the place is heaving...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stunning from the moment you step into the long, forested walkway to the chateau - to the moment you view it spanning the river - and inside. Lovely interior and you can do a self-guided tour easily. Including Chenonceaux, we visited 5 in the Loire...More

Thank hellmbeck
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Open 9-6:30 and only 4 eueos to get into this marvelous Chateau, we used an audio guide, which is easy to operate and explains everything. An architecture masterpiece. You can take your time seeing everything, in-fact, we had to stop part way through since our...More

Thank SuzanneLG
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This iconic chateau is not to be missed. The effects that it has as it crosses the River Cher are phenomenal. And the interior is not to be missed. Having spent many years since the last time, the improvement on providing the history of the...More

Thank Ernie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I paid for my ticket from Tours tourist info. It was cheaper, but I didn't get an audio tour guide (€4). I read the free tour guide booklet as I went round. Which apparently is very similar. I caught a 09.17 train from Tours (€14...More

Thank ianrwilliams62
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This chateau needs a whole day to visit as there is a lot to see and do. The chateau straddles the River Cher, and during the second world war the river was the boundary between Free (Vichy) France and Occupied France, the passage across the...More

Thank canoninvest
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to visit and the gardens are particularly impressive. It is more like an English stately home than a castle but features some impressive artefacts. We visited on a very hot day and it was uncomfortably hot within the chateau itself.

Thank SteveCullen84
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful building and a very interesting history. Lots of facilities and good food too. The audio tour is worth the money

Thank Gordon J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Train to Blois, from Paris, pick up rental which was meant to be Fiat 500, but had morphed into a Renault which was way too big for us. Drove to our hotel, Barring the deviations and slack GPS. Dropped bags off at hotel. Then drove...More

Thank 514shannon
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Dave W
31 July 2018|
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Response from Anna99 | Reviewed this property |
There are picnic tables in a nice setting on the edge of the car park before you go through the ticket barrier.
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Sweettina130
22 March 2018|
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Response from PhotosbyPharos | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in Amboise, a glorious medieval (and later) town quite close to Chenonceaux. Much nicer than Tours with lots of hotels, pensions, etc.. Has its own castle and fortifications, and Leanardo da Vinci lived and died... More
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scarletcarole
17 March 2018|
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Response from Christian G | Reviewed this property |
you will skip the queue for ticket buying not the queue to enter the castle
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