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Chambres d’hôtes du Château du Rivau Interior Window

Looking like a portal to a land far, far away, this interior hotel window on the grounds of a UNESCO world heritage site perfectly frames the fairytale grounds of Château du Rivau. Visit the castle and see the magic for yourself — it truly is a one-of-a-kind location where you can be whisked away by the whimsical spirit in the air.



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Anytime (the castle grounds are open from April to November)




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N47° 06' 10.9656"E0° 19' 23.8044"
This image was taken on the grounds of Château du Rivau, from the hotel window of Chambres d’hôtes du Château du Rivau. In order to get this perspective, you'll have to stay in one of the hotel rooms, in particular, the room across from this view of the castle. The castle's website (www.chateaudurivau.com) has additional information on visiting, including how to get there and booking your room. By car: - From Tours, take the A10 motorway towards Poitiers. Take exit 25 at Sainte Maure de Touraine then follow the direction of Chinon and the signs for Château du Rivau. - From Angers or Saumur, take the A85 motorway towards Tours. Take exit 5 Chinon/Bourgueil then follow the signs for Château du Rivau. By train: - Take a train from Paris to Tours or Saint Pierre des Corps (about one hour) then rent a car, take a private driver or ride on the minibus to the castle.


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