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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” (465 reviews)
“loire valley” (351 reviews)
“audio guide” (159 reviews)
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37150 Chenonceaux, France
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+33 2 47 23 90 07
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Reviewed yesterday

I could write forever on the perfection of this chateau. Built over the River Cher, you'll believe you are in a fairytale story where the impossible comes true. Knowing the history of the occupants brings the history to the present as you really get the...More

Thank Alicia J
Reviewed yesterday

the castle is gorgeous, but the gardens is even more so. they were designed by two women - the 1st was the mistress of the King, the second was his wife (Katherine di Medici). Both women tried to outdo each other, both inside the castle...More

Thank SimonaGUE
Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle is stunning, the setting on the river Cher is so beautiful. But.. what an unfriendly staff, don't ask them anything, they won't answer.Especially the staff at the desk of the audio tour.... rude, uninterested, treating visitors with a question like they are so...More

Thank dutchietraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When you enter the chateau you feel like you're in a fairytale of queens and kings! Nice place to spend a morning or an afternoon. In the summer it's too damn hot! Be prepare

1  Thank Maria J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The castle is very beautiful. One can see from all 4 angles and depending upon the sunlight the castle bristles one side and calm on the other. The lawns outside is on a small canal and many families came and just laze around with children...More

Thank RONALD R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful chateau / castle in the Loire Valley. We did visit in the "off season" month of December but that meant less crowds. The downside is the restaurant was closed, and of course, no flowers in bloom, but that didn't take away...More

Thank april k
Reviewed 4 days ago

Chateau de Chenonceau is absolutely amazing! The chateau, the gardens, the floral arrangements throughout, the attention to detail reflect the fact that women were in charge of its planning, construction and maintenance for over 300 years. This chateau is the most beautiful one that I...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful chateau owned by the owner of Hersey Chocolate. The Orangerie, restaurant is very grand and food is good too. Worth to spend. Not only the chateau, it also good walking in the garden and inside the woods too. The actual visit inside the...More

Thank jenncherngshia
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The history of the women caretakers clearly show in this beautiful and well maintained gem. The surrounding gardens and floral arrangements are lovely and add much to the decor. Lots of artwork and antiques furnish the many rooms, this is a must see if you...More

Thank MReevesLawyer
Reviewed 5 days ago

From one National Trust member to many others (maybe) this is a fantastic place. Words cannot describe how beautiful and well managed it is. Its so dog friendly it's hard to imagine how they could improve it. The food was excellent. There is so so...More

Thank Porangi-Chris
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StephanieWcalgary
We just want to view and photograph the outside of the Chateau de Chenonceau without going inside. Where is the entrance fee required? Is it only the interior of the Chateau that you need to pay to see, meaning that we could walk around the surrounding area fairly freely?
15 May 2017|
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Response from TravelBuff97 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the Chateau is deep within the park, so getting any sort of decent pictures is impossible. I would estimate the distance between the ticket booth and the Chateau to be at least 1/4 mile, if not 1/2 mile. I... More
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Catherine D
Some of the reviews mention a guide, but I could not see mention of a guide on the Chateau's website. Is this a service provided at the Chateau or something you have to book elsewhere? We would need an English-speaking guide and will be visiting in June 2017. Also, someone else has mentioned a sound and light show in June - I cannot see any mention of that. If anyone has information on that, I would appreciate it.
18 March 2017|
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Response from Royan17200 | Reviewed this property |
No problem. There are English language audio guides available to the left as you enter the castle. You can buy the tickets outside in the park at the gift shop. I don't know about the dog. I think a tiny one in a carrier... More
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BilaShaka70
How much is the entrance fee for adults? Thank you.
8 January 2017|
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Response from TravelBuff97 | Reviewed this property |
We paid $13 Euro in May 2017 without the audio guide.
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