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Château de Valençay, Valencay

(4.1/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
The central pavilion tower of Château de Valençay is the crowning jewel of Renaissance architecture in France. Empire styles of Louis XVI combine with Regency styles to create a harmonious overall style of luxury. At Emperor Napoleon's request, the builder Talleyrand built the "Little Theater" designed to entertain the Princess of Spain. Stroll along with an English-speaking tour guide who will finish your trip in the West Wing basement where the old kitchen, pantry, and cellar still exist. Plan to visit Château de Valençay and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Valencay attractions using our Valencay vacation route planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Castle not to visit by too cold but very well maintained Castle. December in the fog is may not be the ideal time to visit this beautiful monument very well preserved, but rather by a bright sun of winter. The setting is beautiful and we can't imagine that a beautiful castle is located in the heart of this city. Visit not to be missed.
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  • Visit of the castle made with my children and my wife during the holiday season. Very nice visit with audioguide very accessible even for children (ages 9 and 13). Very good on-site restaurant. The Park is beautiful, but it was too cold to really enjoy. Very nice quality furniture + a place steeped in history. See
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  • My kids loved the visit of the Castle. the Organization of the visit was very good. We liked the lights and the visit of the kitchen...
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  • While the inside is interesting, the exterior gardens and ponds are shabby and desperately need upgrading. A veritable disappointment as it is some ways off the Loire beaten track and there are so many wonderful places to visit.
  • I love this place, great venue for a wedding ( Hey Glenn G & Anna C ) ... We look forward to it 💍👰💕😘😊
  • Interesting inside, attractive outside
  • Beautiful and a bit less famous castle. Provides an interesting look into Napoleontic France. Beautiful garden and seriously complicated labyrinth, which the children will appreciate.
  • Nice gardens