Prepare yourself to be amazed by this secret gem of the Loire Valley. This medieval castle and its gardens have been lovingly restored by its present owners. Your visit includes the interior of the Château and the gardens as well as a delicious lunch made mainly with produce from the Chateau’s gardens. You have the option of a wine tasting (18 year olds + only) of the owners’ wines.Inside the castle 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.
Visit: Chateau du Rivau, Lemere, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire• You can tailor the visit and spend as little or as a long time as you wish. Some visitors stay a couple of hours and others stay all day. • Please note that the wine tastings and lunch options are available between 12pm and 3.30pm. • The visit is entirely self-guided and you will find panels in the gardens and the castle in French and English. • You will be given a leaflet in your choice of French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Japanese or Russian. • You can book a visit with audioguide. The audio-guide is available in English, French German, Flemish, Italian, Spanish and Chinese for adults. There is a special version for children in French and English. • Children: a 16 page educational booklet (1 per family) will be given to children as they enter Château du Rivau. 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! • The Rivau is located in the Loire Valley in the Touraine region. It is accessible by train (train station Chinon), by plane (Tours airport) or by TGV (train station St Pierre des Corps) and by car. The Rivau is 2h30 from Paris by TGV. • To get to the chateau du Rivau by car from Tours, take the A10 direction Poitiers and take exit 25 (St Maure de Touraine), follow the direction Chinon and the pannels chateau du Rivau. • Free parking. • Dogs on a leash are welcome.