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Chateau de Valencay

2 rue de Blois, 36600 Valencay, France
+33 2 54 00 10 66
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Though currently undergoing a good amount of refurbishment, this is one of the best Chateau I think... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelvin M
Darlington, United Kingdom
Great day out

There are lots of Chateaus to see, but don't miss this one. The Chateau itself is stunning but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elaine I
Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 rue de Blois, 36600 Valencay, France
+33 2 54 00 10 66
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though currently undergoing a good amount of refurbishment, this is one of the best Chateau I think I have ever visited. From the moment you step into the Chateau you are taken on a journey through the life of the colourful character that is Comte...More

Thank Kelvin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots of Chateaus to see, but don't miss this one. The Chateau itself is stunning but there is so much more. There are the gardens and there is a small farm and a playground for the little ones. There is also the forest...More

Thank Elaine I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not being familiar with the area, the chateau was large and imposing in this small village. Audio tour included in ticket and was a bit cheesy with actors speaking as the prince, wife, mistress etc...still very interesting. Could not enjoy the grounds due to rain...More

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chateaux is a bit shabby but charming and the visit is not very extensive but the story behind it given in the audio guide is fascinating so well worth a visit. Loved the kitchens and wine cellar. The best bit was the walk around...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 19 June 2017

the castle is given 3 stars in the Michelin Guide, tough it doesn`t deserve this. Compared to other castles this is not as beautiful,

Thank dutchietraveler
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This Chateaux was given 3 stars the same as Chenonceau but doesn't even deserve one star. Little to see, run down and shabby with hardly any gardens. Didn't stay for food or drink. Not worth the visit when so many more gems to be seen...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A castle with well manicured lawns, audio and written guides. Very clean with souvenir shop. Changes are high thou, enquire before you go

Thank Harrison M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

When you think about forniture of French empire you cannot miss this wonderful castle, in my opinion it has an impressive number of forniture. I study antiques and I as like a fish in the water. Moreover, if you think that the Minister of Napoleon,...More

Thank Alessandro A
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I visited several chateaus in the area but loved the views from the garden at Valencay best - you can see very far out and it's so lush and green. The chateau itself is beautiful as well and has an interesting interior. We ate lunch...More

Thank Jackie178
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Not one of my favourite chateaux. Walk around the grounds very pleasant but the chateau is a bit stark, austere and impersonal. The gardens, if you can call them that, have fallen into,disrepair. Valencay village is pretty much the same - quite run down and...More

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23 June 2016|
Response from Koltrip | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You can buy them there. No problem.👍
24 February 2015|
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Response from likebeach | Reviewed this property |
It was built in 1550; however, Talleyrand purchased it in 1803 and it is decorated as it was when he occupied it.