Château de Valençay, Valencay

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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 trip to Valencay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • A beautiful, fascinating chateau with self-guided tour with audio (thankfully no forced group tour), excellent bi-lingual signs in each well furnished room. Home of Talleyrand. Magnificent view. The g...  more »
  • Very beautiful Renaissance Castle whose visit highlights the passage of the illustrious Foreign Minister of Napoleon 1st
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  • Brochures focus on gardens, however they are abandoned, the "big picture" is not one, no planting, no flowers other than those of the basin in the entry courtyard. A wing is rehabilitation, which doesn't help. The tariff, € 13, will be the same price as Chambord (with an audio guide included, however) should be revised downwards. Audio guide interesting, furniture parts made the sole interest of the visit
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful.

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