Château and gardens of Le Rivau

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau – Loire Valley Chateaux, France. G. Bertholon

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau – Loire Valley Chateaux, France. ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau – France Edmund Low

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau – France Edmund Low

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau – France Edmund Low

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau – France Edmund Low

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau – France Edmund Low

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau – France Droits réservés

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau – France Le Rivau

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau Le Rivau

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau David Darrault

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Château and gardens of Le Rivau – Loire Valley Chateaux, France. David Darrault

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Le Rivau restaurant DR

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Le Rivau restaurant DR

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Le Rivau restaurant DR

The Château du Rivau is a medieval Loire château in the midst of 14 fairytale gardens.
10 km away from Chinon and Richelieu, it takes visitors by surprise with its originality and humour. Quite unlike a traditional château or garden visit, Rivau will take you on an amazing journey to the heart of some extraordinary gardens…
Here all the senses are awakened with 500 varieties of fragrant roses, an extraordinary vegetable garden, providing produce for the château restaurant, monumental works in the gardens and in the château. Plus treasure hunts and costumes for children, a tea room, a locavore restaurant, a gastronomic restaurant, exhibitions and hammocks for adults. You'll never want to leave!
The Rivau estate is near the town of LÉMERÉ, south of Chinon and 58 km from Tours. Visitors can see the medieval castle (listed as a Historic Monument), which was fortified in the 15th century, the royal stables and the 14 gardens with the "Remarkable Garden" label and hosting works of art. The gardens are the focus for the visit and are partially accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Individual disabled visitors are regularly welcomed to the château (all disabilities). The guided visits are generally adapted to and focus on the senses: the sense of smell, touch and hearing (with music during the visit to the gardens).

Description

In addition to the majestic silhouette of the medieval castle, the Rivau gardens boast 450 rose varieties and remarkable works of art. The Gargantua kitchen garden, Alice's labyrinth.... or the Bamboo Kiosk, this outdoor museum is like a fairy-tale and has received the "Jardins remarquables" and "Qualité TourismeTM" distinctions. Activities are organised in the fourteen theme gardens year round: workshops, storytelling and tea parties.

Rating / Labels

  • Jardin remarquable
  • Accueil Vélo site de visite et de loisirs
  • Ambassadeur Val de Loire
  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Escapades aux jardins
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Valeurs Parc Naturel Régional
  • Vignobles et Découvertes

Languages spoken

  • French
  • English

Comfort / services

  • Picnic area
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Wifi

Opening

Ouverture du 01 au 30 April 2021
JoursHoraires
Lundi 10h00 à 18h00
Mardi 10h00 à 18h00
Mercredi 10h00 à 18h00
Jeudi 10h00 à 18h00
Vendredi 10h00 à 18h00
Samedi 10h00 à 18h00
Dimanche 10h00 à 18h00

Ouverture du 01 May 2021 au 30 September 2021
JoursHoraires
Lundi 10h00 à 19h00
Mardi 10h00 à 19h00
Mercredi 10h00 à 19h00
Jeudi 10h00 à 19h00
Vendredi 10h00 à 19h00
Samedi 10h00 à 19h00
Dimanche 10h00 à 19h00

Ouverture du 01 October 2021 au 01 November 2021
JoursHoraires
Lundi 10h00 à 18h00
Mardi 10h00 à 18h00
Mercredi 10h00 à 18h00
Jeudi 10h00 à 18h00
Vendredi 10h00 à 18h00
Samedi 10h00 à 18h00
Dimanche 10h00 à 18h00


Rates

  • Full adult price : 11,50 € - Visite libre
  • Guided tour extra charge : from 60,00 € to 200,00 € - Visites guidées château pour groupes sur RDV
  • Child rate : from 5,00 € to 7,00 € - De 5 à 18 ans
  • : from 32,00 € to 37,00 €
  • Discount rate : from 5,00 € to 9,00 € - Adultes et enfants à mobilité réduite, étudiant, demandeur d'emploi
  • - A partir de 15 pers.
  • Free rate : 0,00 € - Gratuit - 5 ans
  • Annual subscription pass : from 30,00 € to 75,00 €
  • Audioguide extra charge : 3,50 €

Payment options

  • Carte bleue
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Eurocheques
  • Money transfer
  • Visa

Booking