Located in the Loire Valley in the Touraine region, this medieval castle and its gardens have been lovingly restored by its present owners. The visit includes the interior of the château and the gardens ... More info ›
Located in the Loire Valley in the Touraine region, this medieval castle and its gardens have been lovingly restored by its present owners. The visit includes the interior of the château and the gardens. Inside Château du Rivau you will discover period furniture, contemporary art works by celebrated artists or hunting trophies. In addition, the state of the art sound installation system brings the château to life and turns the visit into a magical experience. The award-winning gardens are an evocation of fairytale and each of them is inspired by a medieval legend. As you walk around the 14 Rivau gardens, you will go from surprise to surprise and discover unique associations of plants. Prepare yourself to be amazed by this secret gem.
You may tailor your visit to the château and spend as little or as a long time as you wish. Some visitors stay a couple of hours, others stay all day. You will be given a leaflet in your choice of French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Japanese or Russian. The visit also includes an audio-guide available in English, French, German, Flemish, Italian, Spanish and Chinese for adults. Children will be given a 16 page educational booklet (1 per family). As they explore the gardens of the fairytale castle, children – with a little help from their parents – will be able to answer questions related to the visit, and discover the magic wand left by the fairy of the castle!
There is even a restaurant onsite offering delicious dishes made mainly using produce from the château's own garden plus local suppliers. You may choose to bring your own picnic or eat in the restaurant (at own expense).