Chateau du Rivau, Loire Valley

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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 Tours using our Tours day trip website .
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  • Superb Castle! Not to be missed in the region. This castle is superb! The surrounding gardens are gorgeous. Oh, really
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  • Not only the exterior view of the castle of Touraine is splendid, but in addition the visit allows you to trace a whole historical era that continues to leave these traces in this beautiful region.
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  • Free visit to the - 26. Beautiful well-kept garden. Many parts well presented. Enjoy your visit.
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  • Beautiful castle and garden with fun activities and things to see. Makes for a fun day out.
  • Brilliant stopover, lovely people
  • Very nice during the flowers exposition 2-3 june.
  • 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 gardens with lots of activities! Went in summer which was great including jousting festival!

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