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Chateau de Valmer

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Address: Valmer | Chançay, 37210, Tours, France
Phone Number: +33 2 47 52 93 12
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Valmer, an enchanting setting dedicated to the delights of gardens and...

Valmer, an enchanting setting dedicated to the delights of gardens and wines.Italian style hanging gardens of the Renaissance. Eight levels of terrasses overlooking protected landscapes: clipped hornbeam labyrinth, yew hedge castle, florentine fountains, balustrades, statues, moats, box hedges and flower beds.Botany and biodiversity: Kitchen garden, collections of hydrangeas, peonies, pleached fruit trees.An extensive XVIIth century park with columns, belvedere and a young arboretum with interesting species.A rare troglodytic chapel dating from 1524.The estate is a listed Historical Monument and designated Jardin Remarquable by Ministry of Culture.Wine tasting of Vouvray AOC wines produced, aged and bottled at Chateau de Valmer.

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Nice gardens.

Visited this Chateau yesterday, as stated the Chateau no longer exsists. The grounds are very nice for a stroll and we spent 2+ hours walking around. It was nice to be away from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2015
bailey5
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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

So glad the I visited Chateau de Valmer. I loved gardens and this one has a 15th century designed gardens. Huge grounds, including the Kitchen garden, Terrace of Leda, and so much more. Lovely nature bedding plants. Good shop for gifts and wine tasting. The wine is excellent and is in the wine region of Vouvray. Lovely staff, a young... More 

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ChateauValmer, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Valmer, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind ​reaction, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and the wine tasting. Hope to see you again More 

Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I had been hearing about Valmer for sometime, but since it was just slightly off my beaten track, I hadn't bothered to make a special detour to visit it before. I'm so glad that I did. The setting is especially pleasant. Ruling over the surrounding countryside with a deep forest behind, it is both majestic and cosy at the same... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

A return visit to Valmar after 12 years left us slightly disappointed. The gardens are still impressive in their scale with the large terraces and huge potager but the standard of maintainance was poor with weedy paths and beds. The planting in the main potager was nothing special. It was a pleasant way to spend an hour or two but... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is a chateau of a humble kind with a charm that the other much larger ones don't have. What struck me most was the peace and quiet of the area. The owner was charming and friendly and in all it is well worth a visit and a welcome break from the tourist trail.

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Thank kevinhayden
ChateauValmer, Responsable commercial at Chateau de Valmer, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comment. It is always a pleasure to receive you here at Château de Valmer. We hope you had a chance to taste our AOC Vouvray wines. More 

Riverview, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Did not appear to be open after a 30 min drive on back roads. Rang gate bell and got let in. Only gift shop and wine tasting area open. The lady on duty was very friendly and informative re the area, chateau, wine and spoke perfect English.Tasted 4 whites and bought the driest one that I liked. They only produce... More 

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Visited this Chateau yesterday, as stated the Chateau no longer exsists. The grounds are very nice for a stroll and we spent 2+ hours walking around. It was nice to be away from the normal tourist traps. Pity it didnt have somewehere for a light snack. Dog friendly.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

The chateau itself no longer exists and its outline is marked by tall hedges. The garden attempts to take advantage of the different levels of the slope on which it is situated and that is a great garden layout idea. However, the planting could be much more varied and interesting and the general level of garden maintenance was poor for... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The gardens are worth visiting, the guide is available in different languages and gives a good overview of the history of the chateau and gardens. This has been a very hot dry summer so the gardens were not at their best. However the free wine tasting at the end of the visit is well worth it and there is wine... More 

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Erwitte, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Lovely, lovely peaceful garden without all the tourists. Although mentioned in the green Michelin in a side note, this lovely garden doesn't get the publicity that the river Chateau in the Loire Valley get but it's well worth the visit ! The potager gave us some wonderful ideas.

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brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

I liked this garden much more than the one at Chaumont . It is a working garden with an orchard , espaliered apples and pears ,and a large variety of vegetables and flowers in the walled garden and a large area of meadow It has a formal garden with roses and geraniums and gaurias . The chateau has a large... More 

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We are very proud you prefered our gardens over those at Chaumont else. We tried our best to maintain fruit trees, specially the espaliened apples and pears. We make a point of honour to keep a large variety of vegetable in our kitchen garden so you can enjoy some old plants that you don't really eat anymore, but which are... More 

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