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Address: Route du Ripault, 37260 Monts, France (Formerly Chateau de Cande)
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A wonderful peaceful place with a step back in time

Not one of the major chateau, but significant historically and a great way to spend a few hours. But best of all, we had the place to ourselves - yes, no one else was there. We... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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254 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Not one of the major chateau, but significant historically and a great way to spend a few hours. But best of all, we had the place to ourselves - yes, no one else was there. We enjoyed the house, they turned the organ on for us, and we stayed in the gardens enjoying a peaceful afternoon. Unlike many place, the... More 

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Domaine_de_Cande, Team of the Domaine of Candé at Domaine de Cande, responded to this review

Hello YR-LGB, We are really pleased to read that you liked your visit of the Domaine! We are also pleased to read that your comment reflects what we think : Candé is not just a charming and ingenious castle but also a beautiful place to eat a picnic and chill out. Hope to see you again soon, Best regards, Team... More 

Ludlow
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Fascinating location of the marriage of the Duke of Windsor to Wallis Warfield in 1937. Shows how the superrich could live in the 1930s. The automatic, self-playing Skinner organ almost worth the trip itself. Don't miss the grave of Slipper, her Cairn terrier, "the intended principal guest" at the wedding, died a few weeks before.

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Domaine_de_Cande, Team of the Domaine of Candé at Domaine de Cande, responded to this review

Hello Oaky_10, We trully wanted to thank you for the time you spent on the Domaine and the one you spent writing this message. We are pleased to read that you liked the organ as it is one of the more incredible thing to see/hear in the castle. Hope to welcome you again in Candé, Best regards, The team of... More 

Ballymena, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We loved this chateau so much that we are torn about telling you how wonderfully tranquil it is to avoid the hordes descending, yet it deserves more attention. It is the setting for an event which changed the whole course of the British Monarchy which was the primary attraction for us. Once we got there, we found it so relaxing,... More 

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Domaine_de_Cande, L'équipe du Domaine de Candé at Domaine de Cande, responded to this review

Hello Motwoosotdot, We are glad to read your comment about the Domaine and we are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your time spent here. Thank you for noticing the historical interest of the chateau and the charm of the park. Hoping to see you again soon, Best regards, The team of the Domaine. More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

To be honest, as a married couple, we visited this place for one reason only, and that is the Edward and Wallis story. We are in our late sixties and so have childhood memories of our mothers' take on what had happened to the monarchy at that time. I also remember the coffin carrying the Duke arriving in England and... More 

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Domaine_de_Cande, L'équipe du Domaine de Candé at Domaine de Cande, responded to this review

Hello Wendy Florence S, It seems that you enjoyed your visit here and we are glad to read it in your comment. All the staff is doing his best to create a vivid atmosphere in the rooms and we truly appreciate the fact that you liked the special display around the "royal" couple (newspaper, copy of the wedding dress,...). You... More 

Boston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Fabulous to visit on a sunny afternoon and chill out in the beautiful garden on the thoughtfully placed deck chairs. The kids loved the swinging chairs! Once we roused ourselves after our picnic, the house itself was very interesting with the Edward and Mrs Simpson connection. Thoroughly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Edward VIII abdicated and became the Duke of Windsor in order to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Le Chateau de Cande (near Monts) is where they got married. The chateau is full of their memorabilia, and set in wonderful grounds, ideal for a picnic. This attraction is relatively new and is constantly being improved. It is perhaps best to... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Very interesting but you get kicked out at 12.30, it closes for lunch. There is a lovely small restaurant where you can eat. The grounds are interesting to walk round. Wallis Simpson and The Duke of Windsor livd here and many of the rooms have their belongings in them

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Ely, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is not one of the main stream Châteaux, but has a certain charm and has not been open to the public for long. It has the added attraction of being the location of the wedding of the former King Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor, with Wallis Simpson. The guide was very informative and the grounds, as well as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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279 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Not a grand chateau like some of the others but well done, interesting - at the moment there's a special exhibition of mechanical/electrical musical curiosities from the 1920's - 30's - on until October - which added an experiential interest to the trip. We were disappointed to find there's nowhere to buy a coffee unless you like your coffee black,... More 

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Helsinki
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

The Domaine de Candé is definitely not one of the great Loire chateaux but it is a fascinating backdrop for comparatively recent history, especially for English visitors. Its primary claim to fame is that it was the place in which the Duke of Windsor married Wallace Simpson in 1937 after abdicating the British throne. It was then the home of... More 

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