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Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire

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Address: Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
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+33 2 54 20 99 22

Less than 200 kilometres south of Paris, nestling between the cities of...

Less than 200 kilometres south of Paris, nestling between the cities of Tours and Blois, is a haven of poetry. A natural oasis, a headland stretching out 40 metres above the wild Loire, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, owned by the Centre Region, welcomes the public all year round to its chateau and park and, from April to the end of October, to the unmissable International Garden Festival. Whatever the season, the chateau - once the home of Catherine de Medici, Diane de Poitiers and Princess de Broglie - beckons you indoors to admire its welcoming and lavishly furnished interiors.

The International Garden Festival has been providing a unique panorama of landscape design all over the world since 1992. At the same time a source of ideas and a nursery for talent, the Festival gives an extra boost to the art of gardens and gains the interest of both the public and those in the trade by displaying new flower arrangements, new materials, new ideas and new approaches.

The diversity and the high quality of the projects have contributed to the Festival's international reputation, which has become an indisputable meeting place for displaying the work of a new generation of landscape gardeners, architects, designers or gardeners.

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A Very Nice Chateau

We enjoyed the downstairs rooms and the history presented. The upper floor rooms need a lot of work and if I was management would not even bother to open them to the public. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Wiesbaden, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We enjoyed the downstairs rooms and the history presented. The upper floor rooms need a lot of work and if I was management would not even bother to open them to the public. The art work in those rooms that take the place of actual refurbishment was underwhelming. The grounds and the garden are nice. The location overlooking the Loire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was probably one of my favorite chateaus in the Loire Valley. The chateau itself is very beautiful and there are nice furnished rooms for you to visit. The one aspect that sets this chateau apart from others is that it features quite a lot of works of art from artists all over the world. Many rooms now showcase works... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Chateau de Chaumont-Sur-Loire is definitely worth a visit. The main Chateau building reminded me of medieval castles more than many of the chateaus we visited. The chateau is sparsely furnished, but the audio guide offers a lot of background information. The setting for the chateau is lovely with a very good view over the Loire valley. On your way out... More 

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Lound, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wonderfully stunning chateau set high above the banks of the Loire set in massive grounds with interesting outbuildings; don't miss the stables. The international garden festival ongoing throughout the Summer is interesting to see, but many of the exhibits are a bit "avant garde" in their design and international seems to be a little tenuous, as most exhibits by French... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This chateau hides renaissance behind its medieval walls. Lots of anger and envy and lots of love and passion is still vibrating in the air. Great furniture like a Napoleon III "indiscret", a type of circular upholstered couch that can seat 3 people or a 2 seat "confident" sofa. Some of the modern artists such as Couturier and Kounelis blend... More 

Thank Peter D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

It is very beautiful from the outside but not so spectacular from the inside. the garden is beautiful and worth a visit. its fro a family 45 € and i would recommend only do the garden!

Thank thevonkurthys
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

really beautiful castle - well worth seeing if in the area. There was lots of works of 'art?' being shown all around it which I didn't quite understand (but then I don't really get 'art' and definitely not the modern / odd kind). It was more aimed to towards adults - it didn't really have anything there to interest the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I enjoyed the tour through the Chateau and seeing some of the changes that had been made to modernize it when people actually lived in it. The staples are fabulous! The Festival of the Gardens was a disappointment for us. The garden displays all seemed to be making a political point and I was expecting to see ideas for lovely... More 

Thank PhillyFour
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Enchanting Chateau - history well explained, staff helpful. A great day out. Kitchens were a welcome break from the heat!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I had a 2 days pass to visit the Domain of chaumont sur Loire. I came here mainly for the garden festival. I did visit the Chateau and it is well worth visiting although upstairs there is an contemporary art festival showing wallpaper and prints. Ok if you are into contemporary art. the ground floor of the Chateau was beautiful... More 

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