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Chateau de Valencay, Valencay

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Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
The central pavilion tower of Chateau de Valencay is the crowning jewel of Renaissance architecture in France. Empire styles of Louis XVI combine with Regency styles to create a harmonious overall style of luxury. At Emperor Napoleon's request, the builder Talleyrand built the "Little Theater" designed to entertain the Princess of Spain. Stroll along with an English-speaking tour guide who will finish your trip in the West Wing basement where the old kitchen, pantry, and cellar still exist. Plan trip to Valencay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • We spent a delightful whole-day visit to the chateau in early July and were amazed to find that there were so few visitors (perhaps because it is a little distance from the other chateaux of the...  more »
  • Nice chateau, on the edge of Loire and Berry. Some of the gardens in a terrible state because of the drought. Inside is good, definitely worthwhile. Wheelchair ok, of one can do some steps.  more »
  • Beautiful castle. I love visiting the rooms and reading about the history of the people that lived there. The visit is fast enough that the kids don’t get bored. There is a little show in the kitchen with sounds and lights. Plus there is plenty of room for the kids to play outside in the gardens and in the maze. The best was the little farm with the goats and peacocks. The kids loved it.
  • Very nice from the outside as well as gorgeous gardens but.....the inside is not very clean and looks shabby. Needs renovation. Also very bear furniture wise. Only the kitchen in the basement is nice as well as the 3-D presentation.
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