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château royal Amboise (2)

From 11.70 €

Royal Château of Amboise

AMBOISE

The medieval fortress of Amboise became a royal residence during the reigns of King Charles VIII and François I. Its renown attracted artists such as Leonardo da Vinci who is buried in the chapel. The château is an icon of French history and almost all of France’s rulers stayed here(...)

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  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Site Ambassadeur Unesco
  • Jardin remarquable
  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Tourisme&Handicap
  • Hearing handicap
  • Mental handicap
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  • Visual handicap

Château and Gardens of Villandry

VILLANDRY

From 7 €

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.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Site Ambassadeur Unesco
  • Jardin remarquable
  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Tourisme&Handicap
  • Mental handicap
  • Motor handicap
  • Visual handicap

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From 11 €

Château and gardens of Le Rivau

LEMERE

10 km from Chinon, Rivau castle will surprise you with its originality and its sense of humor. The castle is a modern and lively castle that boosts all your senses : 500 perfumed roses, an amazing kitchen garden monumental sculptures in the gardens and the castle.

  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • 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 13.50 €

Château of Clos Lucé - Leonardo da Vinci Park

AMBOISE

Tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s house. New! His restored studios! Explore Renaissance rooms, murals by his students and 40 models of his fabulous machines. Introductory journey on the landscaped trail, real outdoor museum featuring 20 models and canvases as well as 8 audio points (early M(...)

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  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Qualité Tourisme

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From 6 €

Ronsard House

LA RICHE

In the heart of the gardens inspired by both the
Medieval and Renaissance periods, Saint-Cosme priory founded in the 11th century reveals its Roman and Gothic remains. Pierre
de Ronsard became the prior in 1565.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Maison des Illustres

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 9.90 €

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.

  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Qualité Tourisme

From 9.80 €

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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  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • La Loire à Vélo

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From 9 €

Royal City of Loches

LOCHES

A new museum trail based on a themed bilingual (French/English) journey opening in spring 2018 aims to present the fate of the men and women who left their mark on the site inside these two spaces.

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  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre

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From 14 €

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(...)

  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Jardin remarquable

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