Chateau du Rivau, Lemere

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Must see · Garden · Castle
Gallivant with your children in the realm of faeries at Chateau du Rivau, an authentic medieval fortress surrounded by 14 gardens adorned with 450 varieties of fragrant roses. A popular tourist attraction today, the rich history of this castle includes a visit by Joan of Arc. Situated only ten minutes from the town of Chinon, the castle, the stables, and the six hectare (14.8 acre) park combine botany, history, art, and magic. Admire the sculptures on the outdoor grounds, visit the garden restaurant, or enjoy a number of medieval themed activities. An on-site flower bar in the garden serves drinks made from herbs and flowers inspired by the ancients. Arrange your visit to Chateau du Rivau and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lemere using our Lemere day trip website.
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  • Château du Rivau is a small but very interesting Château with very nice gardens There is a selection of modern and surreal statues and assemblages in the garden and in the Château itself. I’m not...  more »
  • Refreshingly different with fairytale themed gardens and modern art in the castle. Lovely restaurant with local produce, put it on your list.  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful gardens with a very charming Chateau
  • If Paradise exists, here it is!

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