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Lovely château with great gardens

Our family is biking through the Loire Valley and visiting several châteaux - often two per day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol F
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Worth the climb and entry price!

We visited the Garden festival this week in searing temperatures of 32° but well worth it. Advice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie K
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Less than 200 kilometres south of Paris, nestling between the cities of Tours and Blois, is a haven of poetry. A natural oasis, a headland stretching out 40 metres above the wild Loire, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, owned by the Centre Region...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family is biking through the Loire Valley and visiting several châteaux - often two per day! Chaumont-sur-Loire is a pretty château but is perhaps most interesting for its garden spaces. It combines beautiful garden areas with contemporary art work (also displayed in the castle...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Garden festival this week in searing temperatures of 32° but well worth it. Advice is gardens as early as you can... You can park on road near entrance at 10am then chateau visit when you are melting and need some shade! Beautifully...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this festival with its long tradition is a must for art and nature lovers. every year surprising and wonderful. take your time and walk around. inspiring and relaxing at a time. not overcrowded in June. Have a look at the small Kitchen garden next to...More

1  Thank bhr2012
Reviewed 10 June 2018

we spent a very enjoyable several house exploring the chateau which was very interesting, the gardens were lovely and most of the art installations were well worth checking out

Thank mandr268
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous & diverse gardens - parkland, viewpoints over the river, formal & themed gardens around the house, kitchen gardens, & also some specialist show gardens set up for the season. All well worth a visit - spent about 3 hours exploring. I think it would...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I visited the Chateau today. We were so impressed with the garden festival, the art installations, the Chateau and it’s associated buildings such as the model farm. We found there was so much to do and we were most impressed with the...More

Thank teabus
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Don't be fooled if the entrance at the bottome of the hill is closed - the entrance to the Chateau is up the hill and to the right. This was a very satisfying and surprising experience - one that I highly recommend. Be sure to...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We really enjoyed our day at Chaumont. Our interests are gardens and modern art so this place was perfect for us. We started in the 'new' park which has some lovely gardens and sculptures. Many were Asiatic in theme but there was also an English...More

Thank siobhanmuskett
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The International Festival of Gardens was a huge disappointment, bordering on a joke! Skip the Festival of Gardens and just walk the front of the castle grounds if you’re in the area. Instead of visiting Chaumont-sur-Loire, I recommend that you spend your time visiting the...More

Thank RomanticTravelers888
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

There is just so much to do on site. I spent at least two hours in the gardens and there was even more to see. Lots of different styles of gardens, I'd been many years before and yet again some innovative and zany ideas. The...More

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522jph
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Response from ADMINCHAUMONT | Property representative |
Good morning, Unfortunately, there is no bus service, you can walk it but it is 3 KM and quite steep once you get to the Domain. You could call a local taxi service : Worni Taxis : +33 (0) 2 54 20 94 87. I hope this... More
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