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The central pavilion tower of Chateau de Valencay 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 trip to Valencay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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Chateau de Valencay Reviews
Un château très jolie et simple. Une agréable après-midi. Visite agréable. Je le recommande avec plaisir. more »A very nice and simple Castle. A pleasant afternoon. Visit enjoyable. I recommend it with pleasure.
Juillet 2017. Les châteaux meublés sont rares. Les châteaux richement meublés le sont encore plus et c'est encore plus agréable à visiter. Visiter avec un guide est indispensable et très instructif. A... more »July 2017. Furniture castles are rare. The lavishly furnished castles are even more and it is even more pleasant to visit. Visit with a guide is indispensable and very informative. Beyond the inside visit of the Castle, the facades are beautiful there is also the Park and its ineffable peacocks, his Napoleonic puzzles maze that will delight young and old, his bookstore and much more to discover for a half day . Remember to look in advance the program of activities, some are original and very interesting.
Très beau château avec de nombreuses pièces joliment meublées et un grand parc très agréable. Beau jardin à la française. more »Very beautiful castle with many beautifully furnished rooms and a very nice Park. Beautiful French garden.
Have been here on a full tour a few years back and found it a great place to visit. Returned this week to use the restaurant for lunch and found that there is a 4 Euro per person entrance fee. Must have had a "stupid tourist" badge on. So gave it a miss. They lost out on the 150€ we spent close by.
Really worth the trip. The history is definitely fascinating and even though this château has a small domain niw it once had a glorious past. We took the English tour and our guide was really nice. Unlike the other châteaus in the area, this one was not crowded and we had a more private experience.
Relatively small castle. Well maintained. Has huge gardens with deers, peacocks, geese and other animals.
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.
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