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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fairy tale” (20 reviews)
“all ages” (8 reviews)
“modern art” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rue du Chateau, 37120 Lemere, France
+33 2 47 95 77 47
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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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Thank tenorfernandodelamor
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This was a lovely day, made better by the audio 'thing' in English which really added to the experience. The whole attraction was just the right size, with lots of interesting things to see. Afternoon coffee and cake was lovely in the restaurant too.

Thank Jaclan_12
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Emphasis is on the wide and very diverse gardens with fun and modern art pieces around every corner. Lots of things for kids and adults to see. The inside is limited to 5 rooms, where the theme of tradition and modernism mixed is continued. Restaurant...More

Thank K_K_MG100
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Beautiful park and gardens with many art objects. Inside great rooms to visit freely. Lots of art there too. "Unknown" beauty!

Thank Manfred G
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Such a magical castle. The gardens were beautiful with crazy sculptures and fabulous planting schemes. By far my favourite Chateau so far, perfect for children!

Thank harriet e
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Both the Castle and the gardens are beautiful, both are presented in a combination with art. It depends on your taste if you like the art. They have audio guides in several different languages and present the scenery with fairytale elements. The gardens are beautifully...More

Thank DGieskens
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