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Typical medieval castle and french gardens of the Loire Valley

A medieval Castle

Constructed in the 15th Century by Pierre the Beauvau, the Great Chambelan of the King Charles the 7th, Rivau Castle was visited by Joan of Arc and Rabelais. This medieval private castle is animated by more than 380 art-objects. In the royal stables, an exhibition on Francis the 1st, last of the knight-kings, is shown. The Castle was renovated over the last 15 years by today's owners, the Laigneau family

14 french Gardens in the Loire Valley

Gem of the Loire Valley, Rivau Gardens are labelled ‘Remarquable Gardens’. Year round, discover our amazing flower collections of bulbs, irises, peonies, roses, lavender, dahlias, ornamental grasses and vegetables. Rivau gardens are Conservatory of Fragrant Roses and Conservatory of Vegetables.