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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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  • 2nd visit for us and always so much fun to go different places with a special mention for the garden and its very pleasant surprise water on a hot August day games!
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  • Visit very varied, ranging from the collection unique and extraordinary miniature furniture through the old niches of dogs or cats, parts of the Castle very well staged. Outside, with fountains water gardens that fires on your passage, varied gardens, and finally the discovery of the animal hidden in one of the gardens giving right to a small gift. The staff very kind and attentive. The children don't want to leave! A success despite the time: Halloween! Recommend family with children!
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  • Really surprised by this place. The chateau is bijou by comparison to one's in the Loire, but the miniature museum is really interesting and the marionettes in the rooms are fun. The garden was the re...  more »
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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.
  • What Marvel vandeuvre Castle and its amazing garden! Surprises await you at the corner of an alley... very romantic and original. We must also see the exhibition on the miniature collection.
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  • in love with miniatures in general, don't miss this castle with a superb and rare collection, and their garden is amazing, surprising...
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