Loire Valley Castle
How to come ?
The Rivau is located in the Loire Valley in the Touraine region. It is accessible by train (train station Chinon), by plane (Tours airport) or by TGV (train station St Pierre des Corps) and by car.
The Rivau is 2h30 from Paris by TGV.
To get to the chateau du Rivau by car from Tours, take the A10 direction Poitiers and take exit 25 (St Maure de Touraine), follow the direction Chinon and the pannels chateau du Rivau.
Le château du Rivau
Tel: 02 47 95 77 47
Fax: 02 47 95 78 46
Latitude: 47.103155 - Longitude : 0.323635
Opening Times in 2018
From March 31th to April 30th : 10am to 6pm.
From May 1st to September 30th : 10am to 7pm.
From October 1st to November 4th : 10am to 6pm.
Groups are welcome to visit all year upon reservation
Admission closes45 minutes before the closing of the Castle.
For the visit of the castle, royal stable and gardens count a minimum of 1h30. Half a day is optimum to stroll around the gardens.
Groups are welcome all year round with reservation.
The Restaurant is open from April 1st to November 4th (included) . We serve home grown food. Booking is adviced 02 47 95 77 47. The Flower bar is open during school holidays from 12am to 4pm.
Pre-booked groups can visit all year round, contact us for further details.
Visit of the Castle, the Royal Stables, the Press area and the fairytale gardens.
Adults : 11 €
Children (5 to 18 years old) : 7,00€ (Free for Kids under 5 years old)
Students (under 25 years old) : 8,50€
Family 2 adults and 2 kids : 32€
Family 2 adultes and 3,4 or 5 kids : 37€
Handicapt Adult : 7,00€
Handicapt Child: 5,00€
Costume for Rent for Kids: +3,5€ (3rd one free)
Workshop for kids during the vacations : +3,5€
Book your Ticket
Guided Tour (1h-1h30) in French, English, German, Spanish and Italian are available for groups on reservation.
Visit without a guide with panels in the gardens and the castle in French and English and a leaflet in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Flemish and Russian.
Language spoken at the counter : French and English
An Audioguide is available in English, French (for adults and kids), German, Flemish, Italian, Spanish and Chinese.
Dogs on a leash are welcome.
Download the Brochure of the Rivau
1 Full Ticket = 1 reduced fare in other historical site
Castle Le Rivau, Fontevraud Abbey, Castle and Garden from Villandry, Royal Fortress of Chinon, Castle of Langeais and Castle of Azay le Rideau allow you to have a reduced fare if you buy a full ticket on one of the historical monument.
Enjoy the Loire Valley to its fullest by visiting :
- Fontevraud Abbey : a mytical abbey linked to the kings of France and an art center.
- Fortress of Chinon : The Fortress of the 3rd Millinium.
- Castle of Langeais : a medeval castle fully furnished.
- Castle and Gardens from Villandry : extraordinary french gardens.
- Castle of Azay le Rideau : Gem of the Renaissance in the Loire Valley
- Castle and Gardens from le Rivau : medieval castle and its fairytale gardens.
All our Monuments are less then 30 mins appart