Chateau de Vendeuvre, Vendeuvre

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Although this 18th century historic monument is still home to the Vendeuvre family, you are welcome to visit Chateau de Vendeuvre. This site is sure to give you a glimpse of enchanting history and culture. Inside the castle, discover life in the 18th century thanks to a series of moving subjects. In the basement, the kitchens bear witness to day-to-day life.

The orangery houses a miniature furniture museum--the world's very first collection. An exhibition of 17th to 19th century dog kennels is also present, and in the gardens, you will find unique, relaxing fountains. Don’t forget to look for the shell-lined grotto, charming pavilions, and follies as well! Use our Vendeuvre vacation generator to arrange your visit to Chateau de Vendeuvre and other attractions in Vendeuvre.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Very rich in real estate. Wonderful garden, and exhibition of miniature furniture. Only pity is the lack of explanation for the audioquide.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We were strongly disappointed by the performance of this place. Indeed, we arrived with our toddler, in a stroller, the person has paid full price for adults is nois hospitality, we added his (paid) brochure and we expressed that indoor photos are prohibited. Even if I find it inappropriate either. We started the tour and once a step 2, the visit to the castle that we are denied access while we had to up the stairs wearing our stroller. The motive? Strollers are not allowed inside... This is outrageous! We must therefore continue with our child la.hisite in the arms? No thanks. We are made to pay off this part and continued in the Park. Too bad it was very pretty this part but we had a bitter taste. The lady has the welcome was even honest to tell us that with a stroller we couldn't have access to the interiors of the Castle.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Do 80km to visit the Castle, the all-inclusive ticket, arrive at the Castle and be told that the castle is forbidden to strollers and to leave it out and make the visit with a baby of 9kilos in the arms and the changing in the other arm bag. No, but we're hallucinating... So we swapped tickets and not visited the Castle... Photos are forbidden of course. The toilets are dirty, a SOAP and a cloth, level hygiene we've seen better. I put two stars for the gardens which are very beautiful. The rest is a huge disappointment. So, I can't recommend. Do not have a baby to Vendeuvre, that is the conclusion of my visit.
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  • August 6, 2016
    Wonderful castle. Richly restored and an impressive collection of miniature furniture. Lovely gardens. This spot is worth to be visited
  • July 4, 2016
    Expensive/overpriced and run-down. The chateau itself is sort of OK but is not well-presented - eg all the electric faux-candles are wonky in their stands, as if someone doesn't really care. The grounds are simply second-rate and are not well-cared for. The lawns are mowed but have weeds in them. Topiary hedges out the back were last trimmed ages ago and are ugly. Some weeds in the gardens are literally one meter high. All the water-features and ponds/lakes are disgustingly filthy and stagnant with dead vegetation floating in them. Look like they are never cleaned. For non-French speaking visitors, it is difficult to find your way around the grounds. The direction signs are totally inadequate and the information signs are all in French only. There is an English-language paper-based guide folder for the Chateau itself - but nothing for the rest of the site. If you want a map to find your way around, it costs an extra €2 - on top of the €11 you paid to get in. An €11 entry price is really 'up there' compared to most other similar places we have visited in France. We had high expectations for this visit and it could, and should, have been great. It turned out to be a real disappointment. Very sad. If you have an expensive attraction that purports to show the grandeur of 18th-century high-society French country life, it needs to be very well-presented. Unfortunately this place just looks tired, run-down and uncared-for. I know this review is at odds with others here - but just trying to be objective and fair. No axe to grind - love France - just not this place.
  • May 14, 2015
    Had a wonderful visit at this well-presented site. Made a great day with family out of it. Highly recommended to all.
  • August 17, 2017
    A marvel Park is GORGEOUS the great water game. Adults and children are delighted. Not to be missed
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  • July 16, 2017
    The Castle has rather well-preserved façades, all of the gardens is pretty well laid out. Huge downside... Gardening blah blah blah blah or even very blah, tempering the visit, given the price of entry paid. Disappointed...
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