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Domaine de Cande

Route du Ripault, 37260 Monts, France
+33 2 47 34 03 70
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lovely grounds with an interesting house, views over to a viaduct

We followed our satnav and went through woodlands along narrow roads, wondering whether we were at... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Colin K
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Beautiful woodland walk

We enjoyed the 4km woodland walk through the estate - with no entry fee! During the walk we saw the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Nicky18
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Sydney
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Route du Ripault, 37260 Monts, France
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We followed our satnav and went through woodlands along narrow roads, wondering whether we were at the right place We were. Firstly we encountered a modern art installation with bird sounds as you approached In the grounds, much to our grandson's delight (and then all...More

Thank Colin K
Domaine_de_Cande, Directeur général at Domaine de Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hello Colin K, We are glad to read your comment about the Domaine and we are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your time spent here. Thank you for noticing the historical interest of the chateau and the charm of the park. Hoping to...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We enjoyed the 4km woodland walk through the estate - with no entry fee! During the walk we saw the chateau from the outside and enjoyed the peaceful park surrounding the chateau, including a delightful postage, orchard and flower garden. A peaceful spot to wile...More

Thank Nicky18
Domaine_de_Cande, Directeur général at Domaine de Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hello Colin K, We are glad to read your comment about the Domaine and we are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your time spent here. Thank you for noticing the charm of the park. Hoping to see you again soon, Best regards,

Reviewed 17 September 2016

Not one of the major chateau, but significant historically and a great way to spend a few hours. But best of all, we had the place to ourselves - yes, no one else was there. We enjoyed the house, they turned the organ on for...More

1  Thank YR-LGB
Domaine_de_Cande, Team of the Domaine of Candé at Domaine de Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Hello YR-LGB, We are really pleased to read that you liked your visit of the Domaine! We are also pleased to read that your comment reflects what we think : Candé is not just a charming and ingenious castle but also a beautiful place to...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Fascinating location of the marriage of the Duke of Windsor to Wallis Warfield in 1937. Shows how the superrich could live in the 1930s. The automatic, self-playing Skinner organ almost worth the trip itself. Don't miss the grave of Slipper, her Cairn terrier, "the intended...More

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Domaine_de_Cande, Team of the Domaine of Candé at Domaine de Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Hello Oaky_10, We trully wanted to thank you for the time you spent on the Domaine and the one you spent writing this message. We are pleased to read that you liked the organ as it is one of the more incredible thing to see/hear...More

Reviewed 20 August 2016

We loved this chateau so much that we are torn about telling you how wonderfully tranquil it is to avoid the hordes descending, yet it deserves more attention. It is the setting for an event which changed the whole course of the British Monarchy which...More

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Domaine_de_Cande, L'équipe du Domaine de Candé at Domaine de Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Hello Motwoosotdot, We are glad to read your comment about the Domaine and we are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your time spent here. Thank you for noticing the historical interest of the chateau and the charm of the park. Hoping to see...More

Reviewed 21 April 2016

To be honest, as a married couple, we visited this place for one reason only, and that is the Edward and Wallis story. We are in our late sixties and so have childhood memories of our mothers' take on what had happened to the monarchy...More

1  Thank Wendy Florence S
Domaine_de_Cande, L'équipe du Domaine de Candé at Domaine de Cande, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Hello Wendy Florence S, It seems that you enjoyed your visit here and we are glad to read it in your comment. All the staff is doing his best to create a vivid atmosphere in the rooms and we truly appreciate the fact that you...More

Reviewed 2 September 2015

Fabulous to visit on a sunny afternoon and chill out in the beautiful garden on the thoughtfully placed deck chairs. The kids loved the swinging chairs! Once we roused ourselves after our picnic, the house itself was very interesting with the Edward and Mrs Simpson...More

1  Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Edward VIII abdicated and became the Duke of Windsor in order to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Le Chateau de Cande (near Monts) is where they got married. The chateau is full of their memorabilia, and set in wonderful grounds, ideal for a picnic....More

2  Thank Edward S
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Very interesting but you get kicked out at 12.30, it closes for lunch. There is a lovely small restaurant where you can eat. The grounds are interesting to walk round. Wallis Simpson and The Duke of Windsor livd here and many of the rooms have...More

1  Thank Margaret838
Reviewed 14 April 2015

This is not one of the main stream Châteaux, but has a certain charm and has not been open to the public for long. It has the added attraction of being the location of the wedding of the former King Edward VIII, the Duke of...More

1  Thank Wystan_S
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Wendy Florence S
17 April 2016|
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Response from Domaine_de_Cande | Property representative |
Please excuse us for the delay and we are glad to see that you nevertheless came. It may be usefull for our other visitors so here are the opening days of the Domaine for 2016 : - March, October, November : Wednesday to... More
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biddy850
27 July 2015|
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Response from Domaine_de_Cande | Property representative |
Hello, Your question was posted a long time ago but I'd nevertheless like to give you an answer, maybe for your next visit : From Tours, you can take the train to Monts and then walk to the Domaine. It take 25-30min... More
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