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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It is not the most beautiful but is located in the middle of fields and only the path to it worthwhile visit
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  • He must see! Make a stop in Berry. All these moments of the history of France we dazzle. The castle is well maintained; the staff very helpful. The very nice tour, thanks to the guide-phone we visit at our own pace. Outdoor maintenance is constant, the gardeners pass regularly, it shows. You will know everything about Talleyrand, called the lame Devil; I don't no more, go you say ahead! In the city, separated from the Castle, you can visit the tomb of Talleyrand. See only; in a group, couple or family.
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  • Here much less world Chambord but the historical interest is there with Talleyrand and what a pleasure to be able to visit without being caught in the crush and be able to enjoy a lovely not to mention the economic side is cheaper here.
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Google
  • 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