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Chateau de Gizeux

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Address: 15 rue du Chateau, 37340 Gizeux, France
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+33 2 47 96 45 18
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10:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Fascinating visit

We discovered this privately owned Chateau when visiting the Loire and what a great find it was! It is so full of history we found the visit very interesting. Informative plaques... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Dover, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We discovered this privately owned Chateau when visiting the Loire and what a great find it was! It is so full of history we found the visit very interesting. Informative plaques around the building provided a fascinating insight into its past. The most impressive part was the amazing work of the conservationists in restoring the wall paintings. It's painstaking work... More 

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

A visit to a a chateau or two is almost compulsory when staying in the Loire valley and I, for one, have grown accustomed to wandering around finely manicured gardens and beautifully preserved architecture such as that at Villandry. However, the chateau at Gizeux is something different; this massive appendage to the village itself was clearly, at some time, the... More 

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Les Allues, France
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

They do a nature trail walk which is fun for the whole family. Also got good grounds to take a picnic

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Thank Merichick
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We did the audio guide, which I recommend. Part of our stay so the tour was included with the stay. The castle was interesting with the family story. If your an art student you will be additionally impressed by the story of how the chateaux had been an art school centuries ago.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Lovely chateau off the beaten track and the major Loire valley attractions, but well worth a detour for a couple of hours. Excellent guided tours, in English if required.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very interesting castle to visit : nice architecture, fantastic and rare wall paintings, etc. There are activities for children and even a night visit which is absolutely fantastic. It really deserves to be seen.

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Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We visited in winter and the owner gave us a tour as part of the package for staying over night. The tour was okay and some of the paintings were nice but I didn't quite feel the whole history or chateau experience. I would not recommend this Chateau if it is the only one you plan to visit during your... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Not quite the normal chateau visit. Chickens scratching about the ramparts and really helpful enthusiastic youngsters apparently in charge. Chateau is ragged at the edges and in need of some tlc but houses some amazing painted wood panel work. Wall friezes and furniture. Making it one of the best value visits in the loire .

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Thank Jo G
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Set in in idyllic countryside some way from the river but well worth the trip. Excellent handheld commentary by a native English speaker and we had the added pleasure of the Lady of the House taking us through some of the areas. We particularly liked the art studio room and the carriage museum. Careful restoration is going on and we... More 

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Thank Valerie H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

The chateaux looks tired and could do with a cash injection to help with restoration. You are left to wander around though at your leisure (hand held guided tour recommended) There is plenty of family history alongside lovely tapestries. The whole place has a musky smell which is expected from such a historic place. It still has a family feel... More 

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