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Front of the building, showing ornate stonework

Last updated: 02 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Anna Brooke

Around a grand courtyard famed for its Gothic staircase, four furnished wings reflect the 17 monarchs Kings and Queens who lived there. It’s a miniature history tour all packed into one, with architecture going from the Middle Ages to the 17th century.

Price from: £11
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

When to do it

The chateau is open all year round, seven days a week.

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Les Hauts de Loire

Veuzain-sur-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France[16.4 miles]

Uber-romantic hotel in a former hunting lodge, with a spa, outdoor pool & Michelin-starred restaurant.

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A view of Chateau Chenoncea from the river where a girl is kayaking

Kayaking on the Loire River

Vineuil, Centre-Val de Loire, France[4 miles]

Paddling along the Loire is a dreamy was to see its waterfront chateaux, plus the region’s rich flora and fauna. Loire Kayak offer trips ranging from 1 hour to up to 8 days (with camping).

Best for ages: 10+ | £14 | 1 hour - 8 days

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