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Chateau du Rivau

Rue du Chateau, 37120 Lemere, France
+33 2 47 95 77 47
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Castle and Fairytale Gardens Le Rivau was constructed in the 15 century by Pierre de Beauvau, Great Chamberlain of Charles the 7th. It is also renown for having been visited by Joan of Arc on her way to Orleans to get some horses. This medieval private castle is animated by more than 380 art-objects. In the royal stables, an exhibit on Francis the First last king-knight is shown. Gem among the Loire Valley, Rivau Gardens are labbled 'Remarquable Gardens'. All around the year, discover our amazing flower collections of bulbs, iris, peonies, roses, lavender, dahlias, ornemental grasses and vegetables. Rivau gardens are Conservatory of Fragrant Roses and Conservatory of Vegetables that are used in our restaurant. The castle and gardens are suitable for the whole family, adults will be interested in botanic, history and contemporary art and kids will be transported in a fairytale like environnement.
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“fairy tale” (21 reviews)
“all ages” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue du Chateau, 37120 Lemere, France
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+33 2 47 95 77 47
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"fairy tale"
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"magical experience"
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"relaxed visit"
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"small chateau"
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"wonderful place to visit"
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"kids and adults"
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"loire valley"
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"full bloom"
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"gardens are beautiful"
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Reviewed yesterday

The garden and surrounding are very beautiful, it's very nice for kids to run around. Inside of the castle is rather small, but the exhibition combine with the castle history is very interesting. Highly recommend for the family with young kids.

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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your visit at the Rivau and that you came back with good memories. Best regards from chateau du Rivau !

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having visited many of the Loires Chateaus we pretty much know what to expect....not here! This Chateau is FUN.....interesting, unique, and tranquil. Give yourself plenty of time because I guarantee you will want to laze in this wonderful landscape. A real credit to the owners.

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Thank mikemcmaster28
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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your visit at the Rivau and that you came back with good memories. Best regards from chateau du Rivau !

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Originally, a handsome chateaux in the style of the Loire Valley, the Chateau de Rivau has in my opinion been marred by a house-style which is concerned with Fairies and the introduction of indifferent modern artwork based on the theme of Fairies into the interiors...More

Thank stephencamburn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A light lunch followed by a two hour stroll around some beautiful gardens, in late May the roses were in bloom with many more buds yet to flower so I expect a week or two later the gardens will be even more beautiful. A charming...More

Thank Sharpe26
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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your visit at the Rivau and that you came back with good memorie, especially of our gardens with roses. Best regards from chateau du Rivau !

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We loved the gardens & the artsy inside of the castle. There were many interesting things for children & adults in the garden: a maze, a small tower to climb, the old lady who lived in the shoe house, giant boots, hammocks in the shade,...More

Thank JenStAlbert
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LeRivau, Responsable réception at Chateau du Rivau, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thanks for your comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your visit at the Rivau and that you came back with good memories. Best regards from chateau du Rivau !

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We want to show next summer to the complete family ... very special Our favorite souvenir was the combine of the Castle and gardens

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We had a very enjoyable visit to this chateau and garden a couple of weeks ago. Our visit started off great thanks to the knowledgable and friendly young lady at the ticket desk. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful and I liked the mix of...More

Thank bam1414
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Once I found it in the mist, the visit was magical and thoroughly enjoyable. The sense of humour applied to the gardens and to the inside of the chateau are just wonderful. The reception staff were fabulous, fluent German and English witnessed. The restaurant serves...More

Thank Avocettoo
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

My wife and I visited her in June and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The lavender at the entrance was in full bloom and provided a good first impression. The first sight you see after leaving the visitor centre is the fabulous chateau overlooking the kitchen...More

Thank Andrew050665
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Staying in Richelieu, Chateau Rivau is just 8km away, it doesn't appear in any of the guide books we had, but we saw signs for it on our way to Chinon so we thought we would give it a look. Really nicely done, staff very...More

Thank Gary K
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