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Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire

Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
+33 2 54 20 99 22
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Disappointed by the Festival des Jardins

We went for the 2017 edition, and I have to say that we were really disappointed compared to the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Very Nice!

We toured the castle and stables and loved the fact that they showed attic rooms in which old... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Cathy H
Homerville, Georgia
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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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Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
+33 2 54 20 99 22
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We went for the 2017 edition, and I have to say that we were really disappointed compared to the one we have seen some years ago. It looks like they didn't maintain it through the summer. As well it was not really creative. Since the...More

1  Thank Pittsbourgeois
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We toured the castle and stables and loved the fact that they showed attic rooms in which old furnishings were stored! This was fascinating to see. We also loved the stables.

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The castle of Chaumont has been built up in the 15th century by the family of Amboise. It overlook the left bank of the river Loire, where the limestone plateau is the sharpest. Looking to the river, the castle lies at he end of a...More

1  Thank Ralf K
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I came to Chaumont by train. It was a pleasurable walk from the train station to the chateaux although the weather was not fine. Before crossing the bridge over Loire there is a marketing installation of vineyards. Instead of flowers in the center of a...More

Thank aleksandraZagreb
Reviewed 13 August 2017

First. The entrance is right up the hill, don't park on the hilll. Went to the night festival....amazing lighting effects well worth the entrance fee. In the day the gardens are great but there are lots of them and you will walk miles.

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

One of the nicest castles of this trip to Loire. Several art displays around the stables and the castle. Recommend.

Thank Helene S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Came to this again, having been several years ago. The Chateau itself, from memory, isn't that memorable...so we just bought tickets for the garden festival. Think Chelsea flower show, but open for several months a year. Some of the exhibits are very clever and impressive,...More

Thank Kangalis
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was my second visit to the garden festival as I went two years ago. If you are passionate about gardens and enjoy creativity-enjoy spending time exploring ideas then do not miss this place. I would rate this as one of the best garden visit...More

Thank Multicolour1
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The most beautiful gardens ever. Combined with a visit of the castle. Don't forget having a small lunch in the castle. Excellent croque legumes and pastry. We really enjoyed our visit during the whole day!

Thank Paulusvl
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

There is almost not enough time to really get to explore this incredible chateau and it's amazing parc. This year's exhibit entitled "Flower Power" is just that: a powerful discovery of the intertwining of nature and culture in such an unusual and innovative way. The...More

Thank ValPalMat
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Response from ADMINCHAUMONT | Property representative |
Good morning, Unfortunately, there is no bus service, you can walk it but it is 3 KM and quite steep once you get to the Domain. You could call a local taxi service : Worni Taxis : +33 (0) 2 54 20 94 87. I hope this... More
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