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chateau-de-cinq-mars

From 6 €

Château and park of Cinq-Mars

CINQ-MARS-LA-PILE

A 12th-century château, with additions from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, previously owned by the Marquis de Cinq Mars. This favourite of Louis XIII was executed, and his château dismantled, after he was convicted of treason against Cardinal Richelieu.

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From 6 €

Plaine de la Gloriette

TOURS

Laid out over 40 landscaped hectares, this 'green breathing space' is a perfect site for outdoor activities (kites, cycling, games...) and a great place to learn about the beauty and fragility of nature.

Potager en carre azay le rideau

From 7 €

Potager en carrés à la française

AZAY-LE-RIDEAU

Kitchen garden tour, workshops, courses (learn about the “French-style square foot gardening” method). Square Foot Gardening School, gardening method designed by Anne-Marie Nageleisen.

Arboretum

GENILLE

Established in 1994, the Genillé arboretum gathers together around 80 different species which represent all of western Europe's major tree families. Located near the Indrois.

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Park of Richelieu

RICHELIEU

Around 1630, Richelieu had Free the château of Richelieu built making it the largest château ever built before Versailles. It was destroyed in 1805 except for the dome, the orangery and the wine storehouse.

Guided floral tour of Chédigny, both village and garden

CHEDIGNY

From 3 €

Renowned specialists were involved in designing this park featuring several species of perennial and annual plants: decorative, medicinal, aromatic, shrubs, fruit trees and a Remarkable tree. Visitors stroll through a leafy nave with fruit and climbing rose bushes before stepping into (...)

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