Loire chateaux and other visits


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From 5.50 €

Balzac Museum

SACHE

In the Indre Valley, the Château de Saché, the place from which Honoré de Balzac drew most of his inspiration, was built in the Middle Ages, altered in the Renaissance then converted into a comfortable home in the 19th century.

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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.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Entrez dans la Cour des Grands
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • La Loire à Vélo

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From 10 €

Château of Azay-le-Rideau

AZAY-LE-RIDEAU

The Château d’Azay-le-Rideau was built during François I’s reign and is surrounded by romantic grounds with the Indre running through. It brings visitors a new experience: restored façades and roofs, 19th century decor on the ground floor, new tour and visitor centre.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Entrez dans la Cour des Grands
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • La Loire à Vélo

Cité royale de Loches

From 8.50 €

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
  • Entrez dans la Cour des Grands
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre

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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(...)

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

Vallée troglodytique des Goupillières

From 6.50 €

Troglodytic Valley of Goupillières

AZAY-LE-RIDEAU

In outstanding natural surroundings, a Touraine dwelling carved out of tufa rock (well, bread oven, cow barn, grain silo) and underground shelter from the Middle Ages. Kitchen garden, wine grower’s lodge. Farm animals. Shed, witches’ coven, fortress for children.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Entrez dans la Cour des Grands
  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Tourisme&Handicap
  • Hearing handicap
  • Mental handicap
  • Motor handicap
  • Visual handicap

Musee-de-la-Vannerie

From 5 €

Wicker and Basketry Museum

VILLAINES-LES-ROCHERS

A new area showcases the heritage of Villaines-les-Rochers in the heart of an important troglodytic area. Basket-making know-how from the past and the present, the world of wicker.

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  • Entrez dans la Cour des Grands
  • Tourisme&Handicap
  • Mental handicap
  • Motor handicap

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From 9 €

Château of l'Islette

AZAY-LE-RIDEAU

This Renaissance château, encircled by the waters of the Indre, is reminiscent of its famous neighbour Azay-le-Rideau, and the two are sometimes described as brothers… This was the scene for the romance between Camille Claudel and Rodin.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Entrez dans la Cour des Grands
  • La Loire à Vélo

Forteresse du Faucon Noir

From 11.50 €

Montbazon Fortress

MONTBAZON

Montbazon Castle is among the oldest in France and takes visitors back to the Middle Ages for a day with lively tours of the working war machine, introductions to period trades at demonstrations, interactive and creative workshops.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Entrez dans la Cour des Grands

Visites guidées costumées Amboise

Guided tours of Amboise with a guide in costume

AMBOISE

3 unique tours which show another side of Amboise : "Mathurine's Secret, Leonardo da Vinci's servant at Château du Clos Lucé"; "Amboise and the troglodytes" and "in the footsteps of Anne of Brittany", a queen in heart and mind who shares all the secrets o(...)

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