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Chateau de Valencay

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Address: 2 rue de Blois, 36600 Valencay, France
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+33 2 54 00 10 66

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A castle with well manicured lawns, audio and written guides. Very clean with souvenir shop. Changes are high thou, enquire before you go

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11 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A castle with well manicured lawns, audio and written guides. Very clean with souvenir shop. Changes are high thou, enquire before you go

Thank Harrison M
Albano Laziale, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you think about forniture of French empire you cannot miss this wonderful castle, in my opinion it has an impressive number of forniture. I study antiques and I as like a fish in the water. Moreover, if you think that the Minister of Napoleon, the diplomat Talleyrand, had this wonderful castle as his residence for almost 40 years and... More 

Thank Alessandro A
Los Angeles, California
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited several chateaus in the area but loved the views from the garden at Valencay best - you can see very far out and it's so lush and green. The chateau itself is beautiful as well and has an interesting interior. We ate lunch at the restaurant on the property and found the service and the food to be... More 

Thank Jackie178
Blois, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not one of my favourite chateaux. Walk around the grounds very pleasant but the chateau is a bit stark, austere and impersonal. The gardens, if you can call them that, have fallen into,disrepair. Valencay village is pretty much the same - quite run down and boring.

Thank christinecorry
Yorkshire Uk
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We enjoyed a good few hours wandering around this beautifully kept renaissance chateau with superb preserved furniture obtained from different countries. The Prince de Talleyrand enjoyed the finer things in life and also clearly enjoyed beautiful women. He charmed his way through life and benifited from being Bonapartes minister and councillor. The estate is well kept and if the weather... More 

Thank Watergypsy02
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

now what would valencay do if there was no chateau - its well worth a visit - its an easy half day interest trip and by the time you have a meal and explore the areas around valencay - well..the day just ticks by

Thank HotHAT
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

As you walk in through the gates and walk over the combed gravel, you see a magnificent gleaming immaculate chateau built of white stone. The interior is filled with superb portraits and furnishings with the whole place looking almost as new, so that you almost expect to meet Talleyrand somewhere . There are also various garden walks and a restaurant... More 

Thank John_Wantage
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386 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a large chateau that is nicely decorated with furniture etc from the period of Talleyrand.It is very well maintained , in fact one of the towers is being renovated as was the room which held Tallyrand's clothes and medals. We especially enjoyed The King of Spain's bedroom furniture. Lovely view from the terrace but the garden needs some... More 

Thank glyn l
Tubingen, Germany
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The combination of renaissance toying with castle-building and later, baroque and neo-classical architecture, set in the lovely vast gardens, will not fail to exert its charm. The interiors are exquisitely furnished, mostly in empire style, but there are noteworthy earlier pieces too. Talleyrand, the great survivor, is a presence still. And then the two Spanish princes in exile here under... More 

Thank Gerhard1945
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is listed as a must see in the Michelin guide for the Loire valley. One of the tower is being renovated, otherwise it is a nice castle, but not one of the outstanding ones. Parking is easy located just outside of the castle walls.

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