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Chateau de Vendeuvre, Vendeuvre

Categories: Castles, Nature & Parks, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 95 reviews on the web
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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  • The collection of miniature furniture is special. The quality of the craftsmanship is remarkable. Of the House is to see only the ground floor since the rest is inhabited by the family. It gives a good picture of how such a castle when it was decorated, though the style doesn't appeal to everyone. The gardens are spacious and green. Especially the water garden is particularly with the playful elements. You can spend a few hours together. Some parts of the garden could use a makeover, but it is not for nothing that they open up for an additional fee. The maintenance of this complex won't be cheap.
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  • This is a lovely Chateau set in delightful grounds.It has a large collection of miniatures including furniture,ceramics,silver and bronze. It also has a variety of cat and dog kennels.Admission to the...  read more »
  • This Palace was built in the western part of Normandy in the 18 century and not rebuilt as many others. Here is everything-a luxurious garden with labyrinths, Lake. The Interior gets a luxury and stylish. In the Palace there is a collector of things era of Louis XV
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  • 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.
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  • Magnificent Museum of miniature furniture. A must see
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  • A very beautiful castle and Park with fountains. Be sure to visit, if you will be in Normandy.
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