Château de Valmer - Wines & gardens Certificate of Excellence 2018

Photography exhibition - "100 years ago... Valmer"

With this exhibition, Malo de Saint Venant presents photographs from the private collections of the Château de Valmer and the work "Les anciens châteaux de France - La Touraine" by J. Vaquier.

The Château de Valmer, tragically destroyed by fire in 1948, housed a very rich collection of works and objects of art collected by Mr and Mrs Lefêvre, ancestors of the current owners.

The architectural structure of the monument was reconstructed using yew trees planted in 1995 by Alix de Saint Venant. Today, all the interior decoration is revived with this photographic installation. In 1917, the visitor is immersed in the atmosphere of a castle exceptionally furnished and decorated by enthusiasts. The exhibition "100 years ago... Valmer" also offers a unique opportunity to discover different perspectives on the castle from the park.

The Château de Valmer is a marvel of the Italian Renaissance where the wines of Vouvray and an exceptional Renaissance garden are happily combined. The story begins five centuries ago when one of François I's advisors, Sieur Binet, decided to build superb gardens in Valmer. Backed by a 60-hectare park, balustrades, statues, columns, stairs and fountains and a rare troglodytic chapel dating from 1524 follow one another on more than eight levels! The one-hectare vegetable garden houses a checkerboard of colours and flavours, edible plants and flowers to enjoy during the summer months. These Italian terraces follow the slope of the hillside with a unique panorama over the vineyard which extends over 30 hectares.

Practical information

  • Exhibition visible throughout the 2018 season.
  • Entrance included in the price of visit of the gardens.