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Château de Valençay, Valencay
(4.1/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Castle very well maintained with collections of furniture empire. Exterior and beautiful park with animals and exciting game of the abyrinthe for children and adults.
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  • The castle is beautiful, kitchens for teens and very friendly, there is a labyrinth from which it appears that by having the right answers (unless being lost there), a mini farm, and a large park which can make the tour by renting a small cart my only regret identifies the city she even who does not seem to welcome tourists : the only place to eat is a shabby pizzeria which apparently dragged a bad reputation on service than on quality. Everything is closed...
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  • Beautiful castle, well maintained, nice rooms with period furniture. Park and fun activities for children (maze, animals...). One of the towers including the roof renovation, too bad for the photo.
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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