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Chateau du Rivau, Lemere

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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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  • Before and after lunch at The Secret Garden of this Chateau we spend a couple of hours admiring the work that is undertaken to maintain this jewel. As committed growers of our own vegies in Tasmania.....  more
    Before and after lunch at The Secret Garden of this Chateau we spend a couple of hours admiring the work that is undertaken to maintain this jewel. As committed growers of our own vegies in Tasmania.....  more »
  • This is an unusual chateau in as much as it has been renovated only in the last 30 years and in a manner which combines the ancient & the modern. For the purists, it’s probably not going to tick all.....  more
    This is an unusual chateau in as much as it has been renovated only in the last 30 years and in a manner which combines the ancient & the modern. For the purists, it’s probably not going to tick all.....  more »
  • Great for kids because of its fairy tales themed gardens, this a private château so you can only visit 4 medieval rooms, which are outstanding. There is an expensive restaurant on site as well as a... 
    Great for kids because of its fairy tales themed gardens, this a private château so you can only visit 4 medieval rooms, which are outstanding. There is an expensive restaurant on site as well as a...  more »
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  • A lovely little Château with lots to see for all the family. Art and sculptures; gardens; mazes and installations all make for an interesting visit. On a good day, lunch at the courtyard restaurant is a must. Recommended.
  • Beautiful chateau and garden's spoilt by too much "clever" art. Sadly we couldn't get anything to eat or drink in the terrace restaurant as it was fully booked and under staffed. Shame that we weren't informed that we needed to book when we bought our entry tickets two hours earlier. ☹️
  • If you see one Chateau during a visit to the Loire make it this one. It's got a beautiful garden, lots of fun things to keep children happy and the chateau itself is not too big. There is a boutique hotel there, (great place for a wedding), restaurant and of course....a gift shop.
  • Perfect for a lively 4 year old who tires of castle tours quickly. He loved the booklet and treasure until and didn't want to leave until he had found everything
  • We had a fantastic stay at the Chateau du Rivau! We stayed in the "Roi René" suite and it was perfect for us and our 2 young children. The grounds are full of interesting activities for kids and adults alike. They haven't stopped talking about it since we left - we'll definitely be coming back!

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