Chateau du Rivau, Lemere

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Must see · Garden · Castle
Gallivant with your children in the realm of faeries at Chateau du Rivau, an authentic medieval fortress surrounded by 14 gardens adorned with 450 varieties of fragrant roses. A popular tourist attraction today, the rich history of this castle includes a visit by Joan of Arc. Situated only ten minutes from the town of Chinon, the castle, the stables, and the six hectare (14.8 acre) park combine botany, history, art, and magic. Admire the sculptures on the outdoor grounds, visit the garden restaurant, or enjoy a number of medieval themed activities. An on-site flower bar in the garden serves drinks made from herbs and flowers inspired by the ancients. Arrange your visit to Chateau du Rivau and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lemere using our Lemere day trip website.
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  • Refreshingly different with fairytale themed gardens and modern art in the castle. Lovely restaurant with local produce, put it on your list.  more »
  • Really enjoyed this place, great informal atmosphere. Enjoyed wandering around the gardens, the castle too. Nice to be left to explore at our own pace , without restrictions. Nice lunch in the...  more »
  • Last year we looked for this Château while we stayed in Tavant, but we could not find it. This year we tried again and we found it!! It is a beauty. We arrived around 10:00 in the morning and that...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful gardens with a very charming Chateau
  • If Paradise exists, here it is!
  • Beautiful castle and garden equipped to allow visitors to experience a beautiful. If you go through the tower you will see the hair of Rapunzel and if you go through the Park you will see the boots of the cat kicked etc... There are many activities available for children and adults alike. Don't forget to stop at the well to make your vows!
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  • Very nice Castle and a very large park to wander quietly. We eat well in the small restaurant. Be careful to think about booking.
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  • Extraordinary. One of the best castles I have ever been given to visit. He'll delight the most jaded. The Park is huge, landscaped and exciting.
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