Château 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 Château 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! Add Château de Vendeuvre and other attractions to your Vendeuvre trip itinerary using our Vendeuvre day trip planning app .
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  • It was the count and his lady and his son themselves who showed us the castle and the gardens; very nice people who told us the history! Unforgettable visit  more »
  • Very interesting visit, first the Museum of miniatures, j wish still more d explanation on the origin and the acquisition of some objects the visit from the ground floor very well also, lots of objects (maybe a little too) and curiosities, the automaton s very interesting. The kitchen is great very nice walk in the garden, very different and special places.
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  • The visit to this castle stood for a long time on our wishlist. It worked to visit it ... on a rainy Saturday in september. During the heaviest showers, we have surprised at the superb collection, when the rain stopped, we pulled the gardens in. That are splendid.
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  • Wonderful castle. Richly restored and an impressive collection of miniature furniture. Lovely gardens. This spot is worth to be visited
  • 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.
  • Had a wonderful visit at this well-presented site. Made a great day with family out of it. Highly recommended to all.
  • The Park is beautiful and the visit of the lovely Castle for children and adults. The gardens are beautifully landscaped and cared. C is a very pretty place that allows s escape and dream.
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  • Excellent. So much for the Museum of miniatures, the Animal and Art exhibition, the furniture of home park water gardens Surprises. See without moderation.
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