Castles

Chateau du Rivau, Practical Info

Chateau du Rivau is a castle in France's Indre-et-Loire region. Back in the 16th century it bred stallions for the French king and was famous for the architectural style of the stables. Now the castle is both a private residence and a hotel. It boasts fantastic gardens, exhibitions of contemporary art and locally-produced wine.

More about the chateau's royal stables, Joanne dArc, the much-lauded gardens can be found in this interview with the daughter of the castle owners.

Contacts

Chateau du Rivau
"Le Coudray" - 37120 Lémeré
Tel. : 0033 (0)2 47 95 77 47
Fax : 0033 (0)2 47 95 78 46
info@chateaudurivau.com

Hours

  • From April 1th to April 30th : 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • From May 1st to September 30th : 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
  • From October 1st to November 1st : 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Groups are welcome to visit all year upon reservation 
Admission closes 45 minutes before the closing of the Castle.
Please check the actual opening hours on the castle's website

Guided Tours (1h-1h30) are available in French, English, German, Spanish and Italian for groups upon reservation.

Rates

Adults : 11 €
Children (5 to 18 years old) : 7,00€ (Free for Kids under 5 years old)
Students (under 25 years old) : 9,00€
Family 2 adults and 2 kids : 32€
Family 2 adults and 3,4 or 5 kids : 37€
Handicapped Adult : 7,00€ 
Handicapped Child: 5,00€ 
Audioguide: +3,5€
Costume for Rent for Kids: +3,5€ (3rd one free)
Workshop for kids during the vacations : +3,5€

Accommodation

Rooms starting from 200€ per night - please check the actual rates on the castle's website

Activities

  • weddings and events;
  • restaurant;
  • wine tasting;
  • picnic;
  • museum;
  • farm;
  • exhibitions.

How to get there?

It will take you about 2 hours to get to the chateau from Nantes and around 3 hours to get there from Paris.