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Chateau de Chenonceau

37150 Chenonceaux, France
+33 2 47 23 90 07
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US$498.96*
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2-Day Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris
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US$209.46*
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Loire Valley Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup
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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” (526 reviews)
“loire valley” (399 reviews)
“audio guide” (178 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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"the river"
in 526 reviews
"loire valley"
in 399 reviews
"audio guide"
in 178 reviews
"the kitchen"
in 135 reviews
"flower arrangements"
in 68 reviews
"fairy tale"
in 83 reviews
"self service"
in 33 reviews
"fresh flowers"
in 38 reviews
"beautiful castle"
in 69 reviews
"interesting history"
in 55 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 52 reviews
"ticket office"
in 25 reviews
"sunny day"
in 27 reviews
"french history"
in 28 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 23 reviews
"vegetable garden"
in 36 reviews
"cher"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome ! great renaissance castle full of history one should know. The garden are beautiful , especially in spring

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of my favorite castles. It is so unique with the ballroom spanning the Cher River. People could party and dance while the river flowed underneath them. The far end of the ballroom was actually used by the French Resistance during World War...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous historical monument and very well organised. Particularly enjoyed the farm and various gardens. Beware the need to handover, not just show, your ID like a passport, for the audio guide. It’s disproportionate. It’s not worth loosing your ID or travel document just for an...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chenonceau is one of the most famous and popular of the chateaux of the Loire Valley and rightly so. Its rich history linking it to Catherine de Medici and also Diane de Poitiers, along with its unique architecture and idyllic setting make for a delightful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like castles and we have visited lots but this is one of my favourites. It is beautiful with an interesting situation (in the middle of a river). The grounds are extensive and varied. Inside the chateau there is lots to see and plenty of...More

Thank thelovelyflower
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My havorite chateau in the Loire Valley, nice gardens, wonderful interior. Very pleasant place. Worth the visit!

1  Thank CHG_Brasilia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the castle with the tour group and tour guide. The story of Catherine De Medici, King Henry II and Diane De Poitiers, the King's lover, can be felt all over the place! Beautiful rooms, the kitchen and the gardens, not to be missed!

Thank Patricia D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful chateau spanning the river. Plenty of variety here the chateau itself architecture and history. The 2 formal gardens. A maze for the children to be lost in (not long enough for though!). The kitchen gardens. The woods. Out buildings with cars, carriages and...More

1  Thank Rufus1533
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Château on a rainy Wednesday at around 11am. Ticketing was easy. The walk to the Château is pretty incredible. I highly recommend the audio guide. You get an iPod and the commentary and pictures for each room are terrific. You see...More

1  Thank CalGirl435
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day out at the best of the Chateau on our trip. It wasn't too busy but I expect in in peak season it would be quite overrun with tourists looking for that perfect snap. The information boards were in English & French and...More

2  Thank Familie-Thompson
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Sweettina130
March 22, 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
March 17, 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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mf715
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Bobbledog | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to walk through the gardens to get to the chateau so take one route there and another back. I recommend keeping to the laft on the way back to pass through the cottages and the garden. If you want to look at... More
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