Château de Rivau

37120, Lémeré
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10 minutes from Chinon, 45 minutes from Tours, the Château du Rivau has a silhouette of a child’s drawing castle.

Visited by Joan of Arc and quoted by Rabelais, the site consists of the castle, both fortress and large manor house of the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries richly furnished, with its imposing keep, turrets and drawbridge.

The royal stables of the Renaissance period (where were raised the war horses of the Kings of France) and the press are arranged around the forecourt. The 14 enchanting gardens, classified Garden Remarkable and labeled conservatory scented roses, complete this unique set in the Loire Valley.

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On October 28th and 29th, autumn flowers are celebrating in the gardens of Château du Rivau. The star of the weekend: the autumn daisy, better known as chrysanthemum. On this occasion, an unusual, family and colorful day awaits you.

Come admire the floral waterfalls that adorn the facades of the castle and enjoy the beautiful autumnal colors of the gardens. Awaken your creative spirit with our floral workshops (for young and old). Lovers of gardens, do not forget your basket and make your market with our exhibitors!

Adults (€ 8.50), children aged 5 to 18 (€ 6), Students, unemployed (€ 7), Family package: € 26

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Spoken languages: French