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Address: Route de Blere - BP 317, 37403, Amboise, France
Phone Number: +33 2 47 57 20 97
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The Pagoda, built in 1775, is a Chinese curiosity of pure Louis XVI style....

The Pagoda, built in 1775, is a Chinese curiosity of pure Louis XVI style. Virtual reconstruction images show the splendour of the Duke of Choiseul’s palace, destroyed in 1823 by the “Black Band”. Quaint Chinese garden, its oriental plants and Chinese ornaments invite to meditate. Awe-inspiring panoramic view from the top of the Pagoda, “old-fashioned” outdoor games, boat ride on the ornamental lake.

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Pagoda stunning....but more over priced every year

The Pagode de Chanteloupe is all that is left of a once great chateau and gardens and we have been visiting it on and off since 2004. It's a great place for a picnic, away from... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
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East Lothian
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Pagode de Chanteloupe is all that is left of a once great chateau and gardens and we have been visiting it on and off since 2004. It's a great place for a picnic, away from the bustle of Amboise and the popular chateaux of the area. You can climb it (watch your little people - stairs are steep and... More 

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Greystones, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We just walked from the parking to the ticket office. The entrance fee was 10 euro and we just took a photo and left. I don't know if it is worth the fee.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Such a shame that the original chateaux has been demolished, it looked to have been spectacular. All that is left is the pagoda and some lakes. The pagoda is pretty high, and you can get right to the top. The views back to Amboise are excellent. Thought the entry price of 9 € was rather steep for what is essentially... More 

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Hindhead
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I can't understand the negative reviews here. This spot is both eclectic and tranquil. We loved the two hours we spent here! The pagoda is NOT a death trap. If you're afraid of heights, don't climb! Nevertheless, the panoramic view from the top is worth the climb. The stairs narrow as you ascend and the wrought iron bannisters are secure.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

An unexpected delight which we had not intended to visit but were drawn in by seeing the top of the structure from far away. It is the last remaining building of a huge estate which was dismantled. Interesting tv presentation of its history in the gatehouse. Lots of wooden toys and games for children and adults in the grounds. Allow... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

OK, you'll see the pagoda, a pond (dirty water), walk around for 15-20 minutes, even climb up to the top... There is no garden, only a few pictures and a good story. And that's all. I would not go there the second time.

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LaPagodedeChanteloup, Directeur général at Park of the Pagoda of Chanteloup, responded to this review

Dear visitor, You did’nt appreciate the quality of the water of the pond. Nevertheless, this water come from the sky by the rain and is permanently pumping during all the year. It is cleaning thanks to koï carps which live in this pond. Chanteloup is not a garden but a park with old trees according to the French tradition of... More 

Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The could be a fun visit if you left it feeling you'd had a good value 'quirky' experience off the beaten track. Sadly it feels a bit of a rip-off. At nearly 10 euros it's very overpriced for what it offers in comparison with the amount you pay for world-class sites elsewhere in the Loire Valley. I can confirm everything... More 

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LaPagodedeChanteloup, Directeur général at Park of the Pagoda of Chanteloup, responded to this review

Dear visitor, We are happy to know that you have appreciated your visit of the Pagode de Chanteloup. The site is certainly not under-invested. Since 1992, we have invested more than 1 000 000 euros and a same sum of money is required for the restoration of the windows, doors and ornaments of the Pagoda. This price is necessary to... More 

Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We decided to visit the pagoda as part of a tour of "oddities" on a rather cloudy day. We stopped and photographed a Roman aqueduct and a prehistoric site then got to the pagoda. A prevous reviewer had not been impressed with it, or the price, but having driven a long way we decided we'd give it a chance. I... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Cost more to get in than was perhaps worth it. The pagoda itself was good, really small children probably won't be good for going up. The wooden games available were interesting and provided some entertainment.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

My wife is Chinese so we decided to visit. It was interesting to see a pagoda and Chinese garden in the Loire Valley. Might be a bit pricey for what it is, but for us it was worth it because of the cultural connection. Definitely climb to the top of the pagoda! It wasn't easy with my fear of heights... More 

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