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Rivau Castle

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre-et-Loire

Rivau Castle - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre-et-Loire

The municipality of Lémeré in Indre-et-Loire, about ten kilometres from Chinon, boasts a medieval building that looks like a fortress: Rivau Castle. With its keep, moat, drawbridge and wall walk, it indeed has all the characteristics of a stronghold. Once inside, you will probably be impressed by its imposing features and lavish decoration. But first of all, go up the staircase to try and decipher its numerous inscriptions dating from the 15th century. As your visit continues, you can admire monumental Gothic fireplaces, Brussels tapestries and a collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture, as well as contemporary art. Look up and you will see a fresco painted by an Italian master. In the room known as the Feast Room, the scene of "Balthazar's Feast" is depicted in an oil painting by a Dutch master during the Renaissance. To accompany your visit, an audio trail describes what daily life was like in the castle: tournaments, feasts, musicians... A real immersion in the past.

Continue your tour in the stables, a listed Historic Monument, where the audiovisual projections transport you through time to meet a farrier and a groom.

Then head to the beautiful listed Remarkable Gardens. With fairy-tale gardens, a scent path and a vegetable patch, come and stroll through the castle's 14 gardens, where more than 450 varieties of roses grow. A place of enchanting sights and fragrances!

Address9 Rue du Château, Lémeré
Telephone+33 2 47 95 77 47

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Rivau Castle

10 km from Chinon, the magic and fantasy of the castle Rivau invites you to an imaginary and unexpected journey into the heart of its fairytale gardens. Visited by Joan of Arc and quoted by Rabelais, discover an exceptional medieval castle, an enchanting garden classified "Remarkable Garden" and a conservatory of fragrant roses. The monumental most representative artworks of the current scene add to the enchantment.

The Royal Stables invite you to travel in the time of jousting tournaments and relive the rich history of riding through Rivau fabulous set high definition audiovisual scenes.

For lunch, his locavore restaurant is open from early April to late September and during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Information +33 2 47 95 77 47.

Castle Restaurant
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