Review Detail

Chateau Chenonceau
(Updated: April 12, 2016)
Overall rating 

Beautiful - but not super kid friendly

This castle is a must see but there are some limitations with kids. Firstly you can't take in your own food so that can make it pricey. There is a picnic area but it is outside the gates so you can't really enjoy the gardens while you are eating like you can at some of the other Loire Valley castles.The castle itself seems to have lots of things which shouldn't be touched so I found that a bit stressful. The garden and castle themselves are absolutely stunning. The best part was hiring a boat and paddling it under the castle. Kids loved it, as did we. I'd suggest this as a half day excursion and head to some of the more kid friendlier castles for full day trips.

About me

I visited
July, 2015
I visited with kids aged:
  • 3-5 years
  • 10-14 years
I would recommend for kids aged:
  • 6-9
  • 10-14
  • 15+
I'm from
Australia and New Zealand

Pros and Cons

What I liked
  • Parenting room/facilities
  • Pram friendly
  • Room to move and play
What I didn't like
  • Has precious things that shouldn't be touched
  • Own food not permitted

Managing the budget

Adults pay but free for kids aged to
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