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Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins

Valmer, 37210, Tours, France
+33 2 47 52 93 12
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Old castle with wonderful gardens

The castle of Valmer is located outside of Tours northeast of Chancay. It arose from 1524 by... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Ralf K
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Wurzburg, Germany
Motorcling tour of the Loiure

The gardens of this chateau are impressive and the chateau itself, although not as magnificent as... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Geoff L
,
Frome, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“wine tasting” (4 reviews)
“loire valley” (2 reviews)
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Valmer, 37210, Tours, France
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

The castle of Valmer is located outside of Tours northeast of Chancay. It arose from 1524 by remodeling a medieval castle by the family Binet. After remodeling and extensions in the 17th century and the 19th and 20th century it was destroyed by a fire...More

1  Thank Ralf K
ChateauValmer, Responsable commercial at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your comment, and the delightful description of our gardens. It is always a pleasure to have our history shared with the people. I hope you enjoyed not only the gardens but also had the time to enjoy our wines! Wish you a...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

The gardens of this chateau are impressive and the chateau itself, although not as magnificent as some, is interesting and not too far a journey from Tours

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We wanted to go to a chateau with character which this certainly has. Not cheap to go in 12euro each for the gardens but they were delightful and had secret little areas that made it specialMore

Thank Chris T
ChateauValmer, Responsable commercial at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words. It is always nice to receive compliments on our work. The price given has a mistake, to visit our gardens it is 10€ and of course, a wine tasting of our wine is offered in our boutique. We hope...More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here, it is a very beautiful place that will always give historical perspective to any visit to this part of France.

Thank Catalan66117
ChateauValmer, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Thank you for your comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Château de Valmer. We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017.

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...More

1  Thank belbest
ChateauValmer, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

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

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...More

Thank Blaxhall
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...More

1  Thank quantockm
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...More

Thank kevinhayden
ChateauValmer, Responsable commercial at Chateau de Valmer - Vins et Jardins, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

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.

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...More

2  Thank Robert B
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...More

1  Thank bailey5
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