The Château de Langeais was rebuilt in the 15th century by King Louis XI. It is one of the oldest Loire châteaux. Its architecture shows a transition between two styles. From the town, you can see the drawbridge, towers and machicolations of a medieval castle with the defensive requirements of the time. From the park, the château is in Renaissance style, with openings onto the outside and symmetrical lines.
Each room in the Château de Langeais contains sculpted furnishings, rich wall coverings and tapestries, as well as pieces of art recalling the lives of feudal lords. They are particularly in evidence in the bedrooms and wedding hall. In the hall the secret wedding between Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany is recreated. This crucial event brought about the unification of the Duchy of Brittany with the kingdom of France.
In the park, the remains of a castle keep built by Foulques Nerra again takes us back to the Middle Ages. The garden also contains a huge tree cabin, with a wonderful view over the River Loire and the beautiful Langeais Bridge, as well as children's games.
The Château de Langeais is owned by the Institut de France. All through the year activities are organised for all ages. All visitors agree this is a sight not to be missed on the Loire à Vélo cycling trail, between Tours and Chinon (Indre-et-Loire).
Rating / Labels
- Accueil Vélo site de visite et de loisirs
- Démarche d'excellence grands sites
- Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
- Vignobles et Découvertes
Comfort / services
- Full adult price : from 10,00 € to 11,00 €
- Discount rate : from 8,00 € to 8,50 € - 18 to 25 yo
- Child rate : from 5,00 € to 5,50 € - 10 to 17 yo
- Annual subscription pass : 23,00 €
- Free rate : - 10 yo / mobility impaired people on request
- Group rate : + 20 pers.
- Other rates : From kindergarten / primary school to secondary.