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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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  • Still a good surprise, this little castle with a very nice Park. Contemporary works in the rooms and in the garden. the Royal Stables. 3 hours walk.
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  • Arrived around 10:45 5 entries with 2 children's entertainment and an audio guide for 51st parents 3. 11: 00 departure of the treasure hunt for the kids and visit the gardens for 1 hour for parents beautiful with contemporary art show gardens maze Tower medieval hammock to rest area picnic and everything you could want in a beautifully kept garden 12: 00 lunch on the terrace facing the Castle then visit of the Castle stables and the press of beautiful collections to discover back in the gardens to just enjoy it again 2 hours between games for children and relaxation for parents
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  • 30th price for 2A and 2 e. Animation 1 h 30 3e50 child. During this time parents can visit a they wanted with beautiful gardens and beautiful castle. The gardens and their multitudes of roses are beautiful and very beautiful fun course on fairytales with children. . A counselor
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  • Beautiful castle and garden with fun activities and things to see. Makes for a fun day out.
  • 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.

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