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Parc de Richelieu

5 Place du Cardinal, 37120 Richelieu, France
+33 2 47 58 10 09
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A very pleasant space to rest and relax in

A large park that once contained Cardinal Richelieu's palace although that now only exists in... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
PeterandJane_12
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Balm to the soul.

One of my favourite parks anywhere. One of the highlights of my recent trip through Spain and... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
Simon H
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London, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5 Place du Cardinal, 37120 Richelieu, France
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

A large park that once contained Cardinal Richelieu's palace although that now only exists in models and virtual displays in the Espace Richelieu museum. The park has quite a simple layout but there is lots of shade and plenty of places to stop and rest...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

One of my favourite parks anywhere. One of the highlights of my recent trip through Spain and France on the way back to England.

Thank Simon H
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Lovely park to wander round, animal section is good and animals seem happy and cared for. Lots of shade and plenty of places to picnic.

Thank Paula B
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

The Cardinal's palace is long gone, but the park remains, magnificent and open (free) to all. You can spend hours strolling among the magnificent alleys of trees, ornamental waterways and acres of grass, or sitting under the cedars in the gardens where the palace once...More

Thank Tom E
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

A large expanse of park land that once provided the fore ground to Cardinal Richelieu's palace. Nothing of the house remains other that the Orangerie and Wine Cellar that flanked the entrance (the latter which can be entered). There is also in the park a...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

We visited the park last year and found it's history fascinating. The place is immense and very, very beautiful. This year we went for the day and book a picnic. Basically 'chilled out' in 35 degrees. Loads of sitting and picnic areas in shade an...More

Thank suegreig
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Being a fan of the 60s cult programme the prisoner. The thought of going to a small town built with one man's vision if symmetry and town life this was a must visit place. Not disappointed at all. Clean, plenty of cafes around a lovely...More

Thank David F
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

It was here the cardinal built a chateaux to rival Versailles, or so we are told and must believe for nothing of it remains, with the exception of an odd garden wall or two. The park still retains much of its original layout including tree...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

Our daughter lives within 2 minutes of the park gate and we were in the park every day for a week as we had puppy for it's walk. There is a river and 2 canals running through the park and 2 remaining buildings of the...More

Thank Ken H
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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Traveling through France with 2 dogs, need places like this to enjoy ourselves, and also walk the dogs. Extensive grounds with a chateau thrown in, walk along the canal enjoying the views. Lovely on a sunny day.

Thank Doc S
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Response from Ken H | Reviewed this property |
The park is free and also the parking outside the gate. Just make sure you keep an eye on the time as the gates are closed at the time which is shown at the entrance. Look out for the red squirrels and the coypu. Plus if you... More
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