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Chateau du Rivau, Loire Valley

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Chateau du Rivau and other Tours attractions using our handy Tours vacation planner.
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  • Have to admit to being surprised by some of the negative comments about this place. Of course they charge to get in, what do you expect? Its privately owned and must cost a bomb to maintain. It is not...  more »
  • We were staying in a nearby Chateau. We came here on a recommendation but it was so much more. Our lucky day to find a flower and vendor show. With strolling Peacocks , flower gardens, art in the fore...  more »
  • I visited the Chateau today for the Fete des Roses - you didn't need the satnav for the last kilometre, you could smell the place!!. ... it was simply amazing. My French is pretty awful but everybody ...  more »
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  • Very nice during the flowers exposition 2-3 june.
  • Beautiful gardens with lots of activities! Went in summer which was great including jousting festival!
  • Lots of fun.
  • One of our favourite Loire Valley chateaux which we encourage visitors to the area to seek out,especially with small children, as they will be enchanted. It is great for adults too with its jousting tournament in the middle of August perhaps the highlight. We love the fact that the owners have instilled a lighter,humorous side to their displays within the castle and its grounds.
  • Beautiful Chateau and gardens