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Parc et Jardins du Chateau de Bouges

15 Rue du Chateau, 37000 Bouges-le-Chateau, France
+33 2 54 35 88 26
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Rather disappointing

During a recent visit to the region we stopped at Chateau de Bouges as we had heard good things... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Surrey, United Kingdom
Wedding anniversary day out.

We have visited this Chateau before but being one of very few in the Loire region that allow dogs... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Eileen C
Aigurande, France
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Built in the Italian style during the reign of Louis XV, the Chateau contains furniture of exceptional quality, a large collection of objets d’art, gardens with trimmed box trees, a park of 80 hectares, former stables, a harness room and a museum of horse-drawn carriages. Site with the "Outstanding Garden" label. Open: > In April, May, June, September and October (everyday except on Tuesdays) from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. > In July and in August (everyday) from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. > In March and in November on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed: > From December to February, except for groups. > 1st May. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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“guided tour” (2 reviews)
“english” (3 reviews)
“furniture” (4 reviews)
15 Rue du Chateau, 37000 Bouges-le-Chateau, France
+33 2 54 35 88 26
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

During a recent visit to the region we stopped at Chateau de Bouges as we had heard good things about it. It is in a lovely setting and has extensive grounds but customer service was rather lacking with nobody manning the ticket desk and rather...More

Thank Andrew050665
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We have visited this Chateau before but being one of very few in the Loire region that allow dogs and have lovely gardens and parkland we are returning for a family picnic. The walled garden is a joy, bright brash and full of annuals visit...More

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I would preference to call it a very nice Palace, but since it belongs to the list of Loire's Valley Castles, i respect the rule. I suggest to pay a visit and see all the rooms with original forniture. In 1900 it was also electrified...More

Thank Alessandro A
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Viewing is by guided tour only which is in French but we were given a very helpful brochure in English.Be aware that it is closed for lunch so check opening times.Lovely stables and the chateau is well maintained with lots of rather touching items for...More

Thank glyn l
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This was a really interesting chateau! The biggest surprise was the stunning walled gardens - it must have covered at least an acre and the plants were really stunning! If you are a keen gardener like me, the size of the dahlias and fuschias had...More

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 23 August 2014

A small family home style house; guided tour is of interest since quite a bit of the furniture is 19th century English! But the main reason for visiting is to see the gardens. The potager has been converted entirely to annuals, so go in July...More

Thank davidw187069
Reviewed 4 September 2013

A smaller Chateau but very interesting and not crowded...we had the tour guide to ourselves when we visited.

Thank Terry J
Reviewed 30 August 2012

In the middle of no-where, heart of the Berry countryside, this is not somewhere on the tourist map but for those in the know, a must. The gardens are superb, the stables and out-buildings hold fascinating collections of carrages, and the chateau tour is excellent....More

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