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.
The Château of Azay-le-Rideau was built during the reign of François I, by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier.
Chambord was born from the dream of François I, designed not as a permanent residence, but as a hunting lodge.
The Château represents an exceptional site right in the centre of the town.
The royal city of Loches is known for its keep, one of the most imposing in Europe of its time.
he Château of Villandry is the last of the great Renaissance châteaux, placed at the heart of three remarkable terraced gardens.
The Domain of Cheverny astonishes visitors by the richness of its decorations and the numerous pieces of marvellous furniture.
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!
Built since the end of the 11th century, the Château of Saumur was in turn a fortress, a manor house, a prison...
In 1803, Napoleon acquired the Château of Valençay for his minister of Foreign Affairs, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand.
The medieval fortress of Amboise became a royal residence in the reigns of Kings Charles VIII and François I
The Château of Angers was built by the young Saint-Louis on the border of his kingdom during the 13th century.
Overlooking the town, the fortress of Chinon was built by the Count of Blois, Thibaut I...
Seen from the vast lawns of the Romantic-style parkland, the façades of the Château de Brissac are a striking sight.
Fontevraud Abbey is considered as one of the greatest monastic cities in Europe.
ome of the most brilliant and outstanding people have stayed in the Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire.
Built on the Cher, the Château of Chenonceau is "the Ladies’ Château", Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de’ Medici..
Clos Lucé is where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life...
The Château of Sully-sur-Loire, a real medieval fortress, was classed as a historical monument in 1928.
The Royal Château of Blois evokes the power and life at Court in Renaissance times.
The French National Horse-Riding School of Saumur trains and perfects the horse-riding elit
The Château of Langeais presents two exceptional châteaux: the Foulques Nerra tower and the château of Louis XI.
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