Chateau de Valencay, Valencay

The central pavilion tower of Chateau de Valencay is the crowning jewel of Renaissance architecture in France. Empire styles of Louis XVI combine with Regency styles to create a harmonious overall style of luxury. At Emperor Napoleon's request, the builder Talleyrand built the "Little Theater" designed to entertain the Princess of Spain. Stroll along with an English-speaking tour guide who will finish your trip in the West Wing basement where the old kitchen, pantry, and cellar still exist. Plan trip to Valencay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • It's definitely one of the jewels of the Berry. But, having been a manager of a real estate estate, I found that he had a lot of dust in the rooms. But all of this must cost a lot of money. He has so many assets to save in France. This place is a must. Tip, don't touch the goats...
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  • Beautiful castle, it feels good. the beautiful garden in this season, huge dahlias. super well maintained (bravo the gardeners. a staff available and smiling. a shop at the top. only one regret: we only had 2 hours to visit everything, too bad that the ticket to the park is only valid one day, members would have liked to come back on day after.
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  • Beautiful castle. I love visiting the rooms and reading about the history of the people that lived there. The visit is fast enough that the kids don’t get bored. There is a little show in the kitchen with sounds and lights. Plus there is plenty of room for the kids to play outside in the gardens and in the maze. The best was the little farm with the goats and peacocks. The kids loved it.
  • Very nice from the outside as well as gorgeous gardens but.....the inside is not very clean and looks shabby. Needs renovation. Also very bear furniture wise. Only the kitchen in the basement is nice as well as the 3-D presentation.
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