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“Prize winning potager and prize winning wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chateau de Valmer

Chateau de Valmer
Ranked #18 of 60 things to do in Tours
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Owner description: Valmer, an enchanting setting dedicated to the delights of gardens and wines.Italian style hanging gardens of the Renaissance. Eight levels of terrasses overlooking protected landscapes: clipped hornbeam labyrinth, yew hedge castle, florentine fountains, balustrades, statues, moats, box hedges and flower beds.Botany and biodiversity: Kitchen garden, collections of hydrangeas, peonies, pleached fruit trees.An extensive XVIIth century park with columns, belvedere and a young arboretum with interesting species.A rare troglodytic chapel dating from 1524.The estate is a listed Historical Monument and designated Jardin Remarquable by Ministry of Culture.Wine tasting of Vouvray AOC wines produced, aged and bottled at Chateau de Valmer.
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“Prize winning potager and prize winning wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

Chateau de Valmer is a real family owned chateau and enterprise. The Count de Saint Venant produces an excellent Vouvray, having just won a top prize last year. His son now also works with him, so visits and tastings are with the owners sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm and family tradition with you. The Countess de Saint Venant is an internationally acclaimed garden expert, a graduate of the Versailles school, with extensive knowledge on it seemed to me, every plant existing! Her flower garden itself is both romantic and classic French style, but the potager is absolutely original. Makes you a vegetarian in an instant too!

Visited October 2011
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