Chateau du Rivau, Lemere

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Gallivant with your children in the realm of faeries at Chateau du Rivau, an authentic medieval fortress surrounded by 14 gardens adorned with 450 varieties of fragrant roses. A popular tourist attraction today, the rich history of this castle includes a visit by Joan of Arc. Situated only ten minutes from the town of Chinon, the castle, the stables, and the six hectare (14.8 acre) park combine botany, history, art, and magic. Admire the sculptures on the outdoor grounds, visit the garden restaurant, or enjoy a number of medieval themed activities. An on-site flower bar in the garden serves drinks made from herbs and flowers inspired by the ancients. Arrange your visit to Chateau du Rivau and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lemere using our Lemere day trip website.
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  • Great for kids because of its fairy tales themed gardens, this a private château so you can only visit 4 medieval rooms, which are outstanding. There is an expensive restaurant on site as well as a... 
    Great for kids because of its fairy tales themed gardens, this a private château so you can only visit 4 medieval rooms, which are outstanding. There is an expensive restaurant on site as well as a...  more »
  • Alfresco lunch at the restaurant and a tour of the chateau and gardens were interesting and enjoyable. The fresh salads, straight from the garden, were delicious (and I would rarely choose to eat... 
    Alfresco lunch at the restaurant and a tour of the chateau and gardens were interesting and enjoyable. The fresh salads, straight from the garden, were delicious (and I would rarely choose to eat...  more »
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  • We had a fantastic stay at the Chateau du Rivau! We stayed in the "Roi René" suite and it was perfect for us and our 2 young children. The grounds are full of interesting activities for kids and adults alike. They haven't stopped talking about it since we left - we'll definitely be coming back!
  • Beautiful chateau and garden's spoilt by too much "clever" art. Sadly we couldn't get anything to eat or drink in the terrace restaurant as it was fully booked and under staffed. Shame that we weren't informed that we needed to book when we bought our entry tickets two hours earlier. ☹️

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