21 CHATEAUX TO DISCOVER AND REDISCOVER

Heritage to discover, 21 châteaux to visit! Prepare your stay by finding out about each château, one by one, and by accessing directly the pages dedicated to each château.
 

Royal Chateau of Amboise

ROYAL CHÂTEAU OF AMBOISE

Town: Amboise

The medieval fortress of Amboise became a royal residence in the reigns of Kings Charles VIII and François I

 
 
 
Château de Brézé

CHATEAU DE BREZE

City : Saumur

Built between the 11th and 19th centuries, the Château de Brézé provides visitors with an opportunity to discover an elegant castle still inhabited to this day, as well as its extraordinary underground fortress!

 
 
 
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau

CHÂTEAU OF AZAY-LE-RIDEAU

Town: Azay-le-Rideau

The Château of Azay-le-Rideau was built during the reign of François I, by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier.

 
 
 
NATIONAL DOMAINE OF CHAMBORD

NATIONAL DOMAIN OF CHAMBORD

Town: Chambord

Chambord was born from the dream of François I, designed not as a permanent residence, but as a hunting lodge.

 
 
 
CHATEAU OF CHENONCEAU

CHÂTEAU OF CHENONCEAU

Town: Chenonceau

Built on the Cher, the Château of Chenonceau is "the Ladies’ Château", Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de’ Medici...

 
 
 

ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON

Town: Chinon

Overlooking the town, the fortress of Chinon was built by the Count of Blois, Thibaut I...

 
 
 
FRENCH NATIONAL HORSE-RIDING SCHOOL OF SAUMUR

FRENCH NATIONAL HORSE-RIDING SCHOOL OF SAUMUR

Town: Saumur

The French National Horse-Riding School of Saumur trains and perfects the horse-riding elite.

 
 
 
CHATEAU OF LANGEAIS

CHÂTEAU OF LANGEAIS

Town: Langeais

The Château of Langeais presents two exceptional châteaux: the Foulques Nerra tower and the château of Louis XI.

 
 
 
CHATEAU OF SAUMUR

CHÂTEAU OF SAUMUR

Town: Saumur

Built since the end of the 11th century, the Château of Saumur was in turn a fortress, a manor house, a prison...

 
 
 
CHATEAU OF VALENCAY

CHÂTEAU OF VALENCAY

Town: Valençay

In 1803, Napoleon acquired the Château of Valençay for his minister of Foreign Affairs, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand.

 
 
 
FONTEVRAUD ABBEY

FONTEVRAUD ABBEY

Town : Fontevraud

Fontevraud Abbey is considered as one of the greatest monastic cities in Europe.

 
 
 
CHATEAU OF THE DUKES OF BRITTANY - NANTES

CHÂTEAU OF THE DUKES OF BRITTANY - NANTES

Town : Nantes

The Château represents an exceptional site right in the centre of the town.

 
 
 
CHATEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE

CHÂTEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE

Town : Sully

The Château of Sully-sur-Loire, a real medieval fortress, was classed as a historical monument in 1928.

 
 
 
CHATEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY

CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY

Town : Villandry

The Château of Villandry is the last of the great Renaissance châteaux, placed at the heart of three remarkable terraced gardens.

 
 
 
CHATEAU OF ANGERS

CHÂTEAU OF ANGERS

Town : Angers

The Château of Angers was built by the young Saint-Louis on the border of his kingdom during the 13th century.

 
 
 
ROYAL CHATEAU OF BLOIS

ROYAL CHÂTEAU OF BLOIS

Town : Blois

The Royal Château of Blois evokes the power and life at Court in Renaissance times.

 
 
 
DOMAINE OF CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE

DOMAIN OF CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE

Town : Chaumont-sur-Loire

Some of the most brilliant and outstanding people have stayed in the Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire.

 
 
 
DOMAINE OF CHEVERNY

DOMAIN OF CHEVERNY

Town : Cheverny

The Domain of Cheverny astonishes visitors by the richness of its decorations and the numerous pieces of marvellous furniture.

 
 
 
chateau of Clos Luce

CHÂTEAU OF CLOS LUCE - LEONARDO DA VINCI PARK

Town : Amboise

Clos Lucé is where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life...

 
 
 
ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES

ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES

Town : Loches

The royal city of Loches is known for its keep, one of the most imposing in Europe of its time.

 
 
 

CHATEAU DE BRISSAC

Town: Brissac

Seen from the vast lawns of the Romantic-style parkland, the façades of the Château de Brissac are a striking sight.