Description: This park has over 40 miniature models of the most famous castles of the Loire region spread out along a route of 11/2 km. In addition there are miniature railways, boats and the whole site is landscaped with bonsais and small shrubs. Perhaps you might like to visit the Mini Parc before visiting some chateaux, having made your selection on the basis of what you have seen in miniature.

Location: On D31, 3km S of Amboise

General Info*: La Menaudière, 37400 Amboise. Tel No: 0(8) 25 08 25 22. Open all day from Friday 7th April 2007- Sunday 5th Nov 2007. €12.50 adult, €8.50 child.

*Dates and prices are for guidance only. Please click on the website for details.


Our recommendation: Combine this with a visit to the Aquarium du Val de Loire as you can get a combined ticket for these attractions.

Probably only a couple of hours of fairly pricey entertainment.


Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to the Loire Valley: