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Château de Valençay, Valencay

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • This Chateaux was given 3 stars the same as Chenonceau but doesn't even deserve one star. Little to see, run down and shabby with hardly any gardens. Didn't stay for food or drink. Not worth the visit...  more »
  • A castle with well manicured lawns, audio and written guides. Very clean with souvenir shop. Changes are high thou, enquire before you go  more »
  • When you think about forniture of French empire you cannot miss this wonderful castle, in my opinion it has an impressive number of forniture. I study antiques and I as like a fish in the water. Moreo...  more »
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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 💍👰💕😘😊
  • 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.
  • Interesting inside, attractive outside
  • Sublime