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Jardins et Chateau de La Chatonniere

37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
+33 2 47 45 40 29
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Closed to the public

No review as the gardens were closed .....possibly permanently . No information was posted outside... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Lynne A
Tywyn, United Kingdom
Web site information still unchanged

We drove some distance after consulting their web site. Still no notice or explanation to say why... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
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28 Jun 2017
“Closed to the public”
8 Aug 2016
“Web site information still unchanged”
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37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
+33 2 47 45 40 29
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

No review as the gardens were closed .....possibly permanently . No information was posted outside as to when they were open or why closed so check before going.

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We drove some distance after consulting their web site. Still no notice or explanation to say why not open as the web site led us to believe. Visited Chateau de l'Islette instead and had most enjoyable afternoon.

1  Thank Lindyfarrell
Reviewed 30 June 2016

C l o s e d. Drove specially there from Llangeais only to find the gates locked and looked as though they had been for some long time. Visited Chateau L'Islette instead lovely family home well worth a visit .

1  Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We've been coming to La Chatonnière for ages. A gorgeous place, with a variety of small and very individual designed spaces as well as vegetable gardens. It is really quite lovely and a joy to walk around. Back in August having checked on the website...More

8  Thank Mixiewing
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We had a delightful tour led by the Duke, who is the owner's, Madame Andias nephew. She is very frail and I think this is why the gardens are only open to groups that book in advance. Our tour was wonderful and the Duke gave...More

Thank BJenelle
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The website said nothing about this, but apparently it is the current policy. And when I took a photo of poppies growing on the hillside above the gardens, the man driving his tractor in the neighboring vineyard got very angry, screaming at me (although I...More

5  Thank Fergiesdad
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Without any advanced warning and signs all the way welcoming us and saying open every day this place was shut . We had driven a long way and the last part down narrow country lanes to find a roped off car park and a closed...More

3  Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 23 March 2014

A gem that crosses formal and informal garden design. Even though we live here and go regularly, there is always something different to see at La Chatonniere. It isn't huge, but is just magical. One of our favourite places, to which we're always keen to...More

Thank Mixiewing
Reviewed 9 September 2013

The quote comes from the person manning the billeterie as we commented on how quiet it was - a lovely sunny Sunday in early September, and he was not wrong. We'd just revisited the still-stunning Villandry that morning, paying €6.50; here it is an unjustified...More

Thank PeterHarvey
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Absolutely stunning, we got there early at opening time and we were the only ones there! It was a self guided garden tour and what a treat it was. Tranquility at its best. Dont be put off by the entrance...its not your average chateau entrance...More

1  Thank CMXNZ
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