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Parc de Richelieu

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Truly Beautiful

Just take a stroll and embrace the beauty of this place. Do not forget to visit goats and donkeys... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stay790740
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London, United Kingdom
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Animals in park = happy kids

The kids (Age 1 & 6) loved this park. It’s flat it’s shaded and it has goats (plus donkeys... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ld4jw
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Shrewsbury
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5 Place du Cardinal, 37120 Richelieu, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just take a stroll and embrace the beauty of this place. Do not forget to visit goats and donkeys, they are residents and they would love if you bring some treat (fresh French baguette).

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The kids (Age 1 & 6) loved this park. It’s flat it’s shaded and it has goats (plus donkeys, chickens, rabbits and probably some other animals)! We went for a picnic and a bit of shade and it was perfect. There are toilets around the...More

Thank ld4jw
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The park was the area in which Cardinal Richelieu built a palace to rival Versailles just outside a town that was designed and built on the grid system of roads. Unfortunately the palace was destroyed during the French revolution and only a couple of the...More

Thank Roe B
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A large park that once contained Cardinal Richelieu's palace although that now only exists in models and virtual displays in the Espace Richelieu museum. The park has quite a simple layout but there is lots of shade and plenty of places to stop and rest...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

One of my favourite parks anywhere. One of the highlights of my recent trip through Spain and France on the way back to England.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Lovely park to wander round, animal section is good and animals seem happy and cared for. Lots of shade and plenty of places to picnic.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The Cardinal's palace is long gone, but the park remains, magnificent and open (free) to all. You can spend hours strolling among the magnificent alleys of trees, ornamental waterways and acres of grass, or sitting under the cedars in the gardens where the palace once...More

Thank Tom E
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A large expanse of park land that once provided the fore ground to Cardinal Richelieu's palace. Nothing of the house remains other that the Orangerie and Wine Cellar that flanked the entrance (the latter which can be entered). There is also in the park a...More

Thank nlansdell
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We visited the park last year and found it's history fascinating. The place is immense and very, very beautiful. This year we went for the day and book a picnic. Basically 'chilled out' in 35 degrees. Loads of sitting and picnic areas in shade an...More

Thank suegreig
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Being a fan of the 60s cult programme the prisoner. The thought of going to a small town built with one man's vision if symmetry and town life this was a must visit place. Not disappointed at all. Clean, plenty of cafes around a lovely...More

Thank David F
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Response from Ken H | Reviewed this property |
The park is free and also the parking outside the gate. Just make sure you keep an eye on the time as the gates are closed at the time which is shown at the entrance. Look out for the red squirrels and the coypu. Plus if you... More
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