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The ruins of the castle can be easily seen from outside

The village of Lavardin is classified among the most beautiful villages in France; it is well... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Driver-Guide-France
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Paris, France
A true fortress!

Our visit to Larvardin was to lunch at Le Relais D'Antan but we decided to take a walk around the... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2014
thebondipantry
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

I wouldn't make a trip here just for the castle, but if you're in Lavardin (one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France) you should visit the castle. The other attraction is the church with its frescoes. There's a 3-euro fee (as at July 2014)...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Lavardin is an extremely pretty village, on our visit one of the most picturesque. We visited the castle after spending a few hours enjoying a picnic by the bridge on the banks of the Loire. Found a lovely bar and cafe (o saveurs creatives) just...More

Thank SolCorredor
Reviewed 28 April 2018

The village of Lavardin is classified among the most beautiful villages in France; it is well deserved ! It has ruins of a medieval stronghold,a medieval bridge and a tiny church (Saint Genest ) with outstanding frescoes ( especially a Saint Christophe ) from the...More

1  Thank Driver-Guide-France
Reviewed 28 November 2014

Nothing is as alluring as a dream set in stone, high above the Valley of the Loire, some 43 km from Blois. Saved from history's upheavals , this village nestles at the foot of an imposing fort whose ruins hang prettily from the chalky slope....More

Thank Eli B
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This is a true fortress castle, not a posh chateau. You can imagine the knights in armor and the battles that must have gone on here. It requires a good bit of walking to get around the ruins. The village of Lavardin is delightful. There...More

1  Thank yupoarist
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Our visit to Larvardin was to lunch at Le Relais D'Antan but we decided to take a walk around the picturesque village after our meal and decided to explore the chateau. Although I should warn you, if you've come here expecting a typical Loire chateau...More

2  Thank thebondipantry
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I wouldn't make a trip here just for the castle, but if you're in Lavardin (one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France) you should visit the castle. The other attraction is the church with its frescoes. There's a 3-euro fee (as at July 2014)...More

2  Thank TheGumnuts
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