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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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  • This site is wonderful and extremely soothing hand his organization between a sweet Castle and a large but well-kept Park. The tour with audio guides is of high quality, pleasant voice. Our children between 6 and 10 years have been stuck! They all listened to, to our surprise. An exceptional visit marked by the lame Devil! To do or redo. Restorations of the Castle are underway and those completed report to the monument splendor. Bravo!
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  • This castle, occupied by Taleyrant early nineteenth, is a place full of history. The history of the Bonapartist diplomacy, because the owner of the premises was his Minister of Foreign Affairs. Beautiful decorations, animations, slightly modernized layout of the gardens (respectful playground of the frame, do not miss the labyrinth from which the doors open if one solves riddles). Free audioguides for adults and children. Records to strollers, free also. Home of quality.
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  • Nice Castle and especially think about taking the guided tour of the theatre, a real gem. A guide very pleasant even for the complete of the Castle visit. Ticket valid for the day so possible to go out for lunch noon (good address to 50 m, restaurant the Emperor)
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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
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