Groups

Valençay with friends


Adults

From a richly furnished and decorated castle to its gardens and its beautiful park,
you will discover one of the most beautiful sites of the Loire Valley in Valençay.

We can help you plan your outing for a customized visit,
adapted specifically to meet everyone’s needs: tourism professionals,
associations, local authorities, etc.

 

CHÂTEAU TOURS

From formal living rooms to historic kitchens, experience the French art of living in the time of Talleyrand!

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Self-guided tour
Duration : 1 hour
Podiums set up throughout the tour.

Guided tour
Duration : 1 hour
Guided tour of the formal living rooms, private apartments and château kitchen.

Guided audio tour
Duration : 1 hour
Guided tour of the château with an interactive audio guide.

 

UNIQUE TOURS

Discover the château from a different perspective!

Guided tour of the Theatre
Duration : 30 minutes
Discover this early 19th century treasure, which has beautifully preserved all its sets and backdrops.

Tour of the furniture collections
Guided tour of the furniture of the château, by a wood artisan.

 

Guided tours for groups can be arranged in English, upon reservation.

CULINARY ACTIVITIES

Complete your visit by learning about the culinary heritage and local specialties in the former kitchens of Antonin Carême, Talleyrand’s personal chef.

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Tasting of A.O.P. products
Valençay Cheese and Wine
Duration: 45 minutes
Presentation and tasting
of Valençay wines and cheeses by a local winegrower.

Gourmet Thursdays
Duration : 1 hour
Dates : 6 April;  4 May; 1 June; 6 July; 3 August; 7 September; 5 October; 2 November

Free tasting and demonstration in the historic kitchens by the chefs of the Tables Gourmandes du Berry who reinterpret Antonin Carême’s recipes.

 

PARK AND GARDENS

From the blooming gardens to the park forest, discover the estate and all its important historical and forest landmarks.

Self-guided tour
Duration : 1h30

Self-guided tour of the park and gardens

Discover
the Forêt des Princes
in an electric car
Duration : 30 minutes
Historic and forest trail in the park of the castle (4 km). 

EXCEPTIONAL EVENINGS

Discover Château de Valençay at night, immersed in a magical and enchanting atmosphere. Experience a unique and timeless moment.

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Summer candlelight evenings
Dates : Tuesday 8 August and Friday 18 August
A popular summer event, candlelight evenings are back once again this year with more than 3,000 candles that will light up the château and its gardens for an amazing show. Also, discover the interior of the château by candlelight!
 

Christmas candlelight evenings
Date : Saturday 16 December
The château invites you to dive into the magical atmosphere of Christmas with a special candlelit evening designed for both children and adults!

 

 

 


RATES
from 15 people


Château and park visit:
8,50€

Audioguide: 3,00€

Guided tour of the Château: 4,00€

Guided tour of the Theatre: 4,00€

Golfcar rental: 3,00€

Guided tour of the furniture collections given by a cabinetmaker: 8,00€

Tasting of A.O.P. Wine & Cheese from Valençay given by a local wine-maker: 6,50€ 

Evening candlelight : consult us

Free visit to Talleyrand’s grave (Valençay town centre)

 


Reservation conditions
Group rates apply for a minimum of 15 visitors.
One free visit is given for every 20 paying entries.
The bus driver is given free entry. All group visits must be confirmed in writing.

The number of participants, date, arrival and departure times, services contracted plus complete contact information should be sent to our booking department to draw up a contract.

Catering is possible in the Orangery offering group menus, please check the restaurant’s page.


Contact
Clémence Deniault
+33 (0)2 54 00 15 69

groupes@chateau-valencay.fr 


School groups / children

 

Visit
of the château

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Self-guided tour
Duration : 45 minutes
Public : open to all
Podiums set up throughout the tour.

Guided tour
Duration : 45 minutes / 1 hour
Public : 4 to 6 years old

Daily life in a 19th century castle, furniture, Talleyrand and more.

Guided audio tour
Duration : 1 hour
Public : from primary school

Guided tour of the castle with an interactive audio guide suitable for young children. Version for ages 7-12 available.
Only in French

Visite
of the Theatre


Guided tour of the Theatre
Duration : 30 minutes
Public : from primary school

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Discover this beautifully preserved treasure to understand how it worked in the 19th century: decor, machinery, repertory…

The park
and gardens

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Napoleon’s Great Labyrinth, playground, small farm and Antonin’s garden will be a nice addition to your visit! A picnic area is available on site.

Rates
Children from 4 to 6 years old

From 15 people


Château and park visit:
4,00€

Guided tour of the Château: 2,50€

Teacher: 8,50€

RATES

Young Children 7 to 17 years old

From 15 people


Château and park visit:
7,00€

Audioguide: free

Guided tour of the Château: 4,00€

Guided tour of the Theatre: 4,00€

Teacher: 8,50€

Contact
Clémence Deniault
+33 (0)2 54 00 15 69

groupes@chateau-valencay.fr 

Château de Valençay
2 Rue de Blois, 36600 Valençay
02 54 00 10 66