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château royal Amboise (2)

From 11.50 €

Royal Château of Amboise

AMBOISE

The chateau became a royal residence under the reign of Charles VIII and François I. Its renown attracted numerous European artists including Leonardo da Vinci, whose tomb is to be found at the château. Original garden's layout redesigned, with landscape gardens. Elevator for disabled(...)

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  • La Loire à Vélo
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Jardins de Villandry

From 6.50 €

Château and Gardens of Villandry

VILLANDRY

A unique example of Renaissance architecture and gardens. 6 Gardens: the kitchen garden, the ornamental garden, the water garden, the herb garden, the labyrinth and the sun garden.
18th century interior. Collection of old Spanish paintings. Arabian ceiling. Numerical show.

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  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Site Ambassadeur Unesco
  • Jardin remarquable
  • La Loire à Vélo
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  • Mental handicap
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From 13.50 €

Château of Clos Lucé - Leonardo da Vinci Park

AMBOISE

Tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s house with its Renaissance rooms, frescoes by his disciples and 40 fabulous machines. A voyage of discovery along a landscaped walk with its 18 giant machines, 8 listening points and 40 translucent canvasses (mid March l mid Nov.).

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From 10.50 €

Château and gardens of Le Rivau

LEMERE

Visited by Joan of Arc, referred to by Rabelais, an outstanding medieval castle with its drawbridges, moats and machicolations. Enchanting garden (orchard, carpet of millefleurs, lavender bush borders) brought to life by light-hearted, poetic tableaux (the running forest, Alice in Rivau(...)

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  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Jardin remarquable
  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Tourisme&Handicap
  • Hearing handicap
  • Mental handicap
  • Motor handicap
  • Visual handicap

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From 9.70 €

Pagoda of Chanteloup

AMBOISE

In a 14 hectare park with its ornemental lake, the Pagoda (built in 1775) is all that remains of the great château belonging to the Duke of Choiseul.

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  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Qualité Tourisme

From 9 €

Château of Langeais and its park

LANGEAIS

15 century. Outstanding collection of furniture and tapestries (15th & 16th-centuries). Sound and light show relating the marriage of Charles VIII and Anne de Bretagne in 1491. Educational service. Visits featuring costumes.

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Cité royale de Loches

From 8.50 €

Royal City of Loches

LOCHES

The 36 metre high keep, a masterpiece of Middle-Age military architecture, was erected by Fulk Nerra, count of Anjou, in early 11 century. Splendid view of the town. Prison and underground.

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Jardins de Valmer

From 10 €

Château of Valmer - Park and gardens

CHANCAY

Italian style hanging gardens of the Renaissance (fountains, statues, balustrades), kitchen garden, charmille, edible flowers. Extensive XVIIth century park and exceptional troglodytic chapel of 1524. Wine tasting of Vouvray AOC wines produced, aged and bottled at Chateau de Valmer. (...)

  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Jardin remarquable
  • Qualité Tourisme

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From 13 €

Château of Chenonceau

CHENONCEAUX

Renaissance château. Unique architecture,built over the Cher river. A collection of masters paintings and a remarkable series of 16th-century Flemish tapestries. The Galerie des Dômes (wine cellar), exhibitions. Night-time promenades in the gardens during the summer, boat outings in J(...)

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  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Jardin remarquable

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From 6 €

Museum of fine Arts and its garden

TOURS

Formerly the Archbishop’s palace (17th and 18th centuries). Rich 18th century furniture, large collection of French and foreign paintings from the Middle Age to the 20th century. Masterpieces by Mantegna, Rubens, Rembrandt, Boucher, Delacroix, Degas, Monet, Rodin... Formal gardens. (...)

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