The Castle and The Gardens Of Rivau : An exceptional medieval treasure, made immortal by Joan of Arc and Rabelais, the Castle of Rivau seems to have come out of a fairy tale book. It has been restored with passion and taste.
The gardens of Rivau have received the labels ”Remarkable Garden” and ”Perfumed Roses Collection”. In 14 gardens botanical collections are presented with spirit and creativity. With the seasons and their multiple flowerings following each other, each garden changes its colours. Guided by the goblin, fairy and fantasy creature topiaries, the visitors of Rivau gardens enter the historic atmosphere of the site. There is fun and relaxation in store for the whole family, with charming surprises.
A unique atmosphere...you will be charmed, promised. Created in : 1998
Surface : 6 ha
- Opening 2019 :
From March 31th to April 30th: 10:00 - 18:00.
From May 1st to September 30th: 10:00 - 19:00.
From October 1st to November 4th: 10:00 - 18:00.
For the groups: opened all the year on go.
Last admission: 45 minutes before closing.
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h30 à 2h00, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 15 .
Access adapted for disabled persons.
Groups: the whole year with previously arranged appointment.
Visitas libres con guías en inglés, Alemán, Flamenco, Español, Italiano, Netherlander.
Languages of reception : French and English.
- Charges :
Adult: 11 €. Child (5-18 years): 7 €.
Fixed price family 2 adults and 2 children: 32€.
Fixed price family 2 adults and 3, 4, >.., children : 37€.
Student, unemployed : 8,50€.
Adult in situation of handicap: 7,00€.
Child in situation of handicap: 5,00€.
Groups : 8,50€ by person.
Package tour of the castle and gardens: 50€ /group
- Services :
Shop, Picnic area, Public lavatory, Cafeteria, Refreshment stall and sweet shop, Fastfood-Restaurant, Restaurant, Saloons to let, Seminars, Receptions, Congresses, Lectures, Cocktails, Diner-dansant, Concerts, Marriage photos, Shooting of films, Children's playground, Wheelchairs at your disposal, Wi-Fi Access, Children's workshops, Workshops garden, Pedagogical presentations, Lawns for sunbathing, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged, Museum visit, Castle visitation, Exhibition visitation, Collections, audioguide.
- Access :
Between Chinon and Richelieu on the D 749.
Motorway A 10 exit 25 and motorway A 85 exit 5, then follow the signposts.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 47.103600000, 0.323300000