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The gardens of the Château of Le Rivau

Situated just a few kilometres from Chinon, the Château of Le Rivau seems to have been plucked from a book of fairytales. It boasts no less than fourteen gardens, from Gargantua's vegetable garden to the garden of Tom Thumb, and even has an enchanted forest.
 

Step into a fairytale garden


The tall medieval silhouette of Château of Le Rivau overlooks the gardens inspired by all the wonderful stories and legends from the Middle Ages. Discover these magical grounds where contemporary art blends beautifully with plantlife.

Marvel at the colours of the lavender beds, discover the collection of 450 varieties of old roses, let yourself be intoxicated by the subtle scents of the perfumed avenue and lose your way in Alice's maze, before coming up short in front of a pair of boots or a giant watering can! At every turn you will find a mix of botanical collections, humour, games and artistic creations.


Gourmandise and festivities


Take a seat at "La Table des Fées". This restaurant offers menus prepared with vegetables from the garden and other local products.

In summer, horse-back jousting will take you back to the days of knights, and children can even try on period costumes. In September, pumpkins become the centre of attention with a colourful celebration full of surprises. A great time for the whole family to have fun together!

 
Accommodation nearby
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GALA DE CHARITE

at approximately 10 Km
from 25€ /pers.
BRAYE-SOUS-FAYE - 37
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International cuisine, Theme restaurant, Tea room, Fast food restaurants
at approximately 620 m
LEMERE - 37
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Traditional cuisine, Theme restaurant, Gourmet restaurant - fine cuisine
at approximately 3 Km
from 17€ /pers.
SAZILLY - 37
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AUBERGE DE L'ILE

Traditional cuisine, Gourmet restaurant - fine cuisine
at approximately 7 Km
from 33€ /pers.
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VISITE DE LA VILLE

Ville, village et quartier
at approximately 9 Km
from 4€ /pers.
RICHELIEU - 37