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Chateau de Valencay

2 rue de Blois, 36600 Valencay, France
+33 2 54 00 10 66
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A castle with well manicured lawns, audio and written guides. Very clean with souvenir shop... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Harrison M
Full immersion in one of the best Castle in the Loire's valley

When you think about forniture of French empire you cannot miss this wonderful castle, in my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alessandro A
Albano Laziale, Italy
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23 Mar 2017
“A glimpse into the history of Talleyrand”
2 rue de Blois, 36600 Valencay, France
+33 2 54 00 10 66
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Reviewed yesterday

A castle with well manicured lawns, audio and written guides. Very clean with souvenir shop. Changes are high thou, enquire before you go

Thank Harrison M
Reviewed 2 days ago

When you think about forniture of French empire you cannot miss this wonderful castle, in my opinion it has an impressive number of forniture. I study antiques and I as like a fish in the water. Moreover, if you think that the Minister of Napoleon,...More

Thank Alessandro A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited several chateaus in the area but loved the views from the garden at Valencay best - you can see very far out and it's so lush and green. The chateau itself is beautiful as well and has an interesting interior. We ate lunch...More

Thank Jackie178
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not one of my favourite chateaux. Walk around the grounds very pleasant but the chateau is a bit stark, austere and impersonal. The gardens, if you can call them that, have fallen into,disrepair. Valencay village is pretty much the same - quite run down and...More

Thank christinecorry
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We enjoyed a good few hours wandering around this beautifully kept renaissance chateau with superb preserved furniture obtained from different countries. The Prince de Talleyrand enjoyed the finer things in life and also clearly enjoyed beautiful women. He charmed his way through life and benifited...More

Thank Watergypsy02
Reviewed 16 December 2016

now what would valencay do if there was no chateau - its well worth a visit - its an easy half day interest trip and by the time you have a meal and explore the areas around valencay - well..the day just ticks by

Thank HotHAT
Reviewed 6 September 2016

As you walk in through the gates and walk over the combed gravel, you see a magnificent gleaming immaculate chateau built of white stone. The interior is filled with superb portraits and furnishings with the whole place looking almost as new, so that you almost...More

Thank John_Wantage
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a large chateau that is nicely decorated with furniture etc from the period of Talleyrand.It is very well maintained , in fact one of the towers is being renovated as was the room which held Tallyrand's clothes and medals. We especially enjoyed The...More

Thank glyn l
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The combination of renaissance toying with castle-building and later, baroque and neo-classical architecture, set in the lovely vast gardens, will not fail to exert its charm. The interiors are exquisitely furnished, mostly in empire style, but there are noteworthy earlier pieces too. Talleyrand, the great...More

Thank Gerhard1945
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is listed as a must see in the Michelin guide for the Loire valley. One of the tower is being renovated, otherwise it is a nice castle, but not one of the outstanding ones. Parking is easy located just outside of the castle walls.

Thank Etmo89
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Hi, Do I have to book advance tickets to see the theatre or can I buy them on the day? Thanks.
24 June 2016|
Response from Koltrip | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You can buy them there. No problem.👍
What period is this chateau from?
25 February 2015|
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Response from likebeach | Reviewed this property |
It was built in 1550; however, Talleyrand purchased it in 1803 and it is decorated as it was when he occupied it.