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Chateaux in Indre-et-Loire

The Indre-et-Loire (not unlike neighbouring departments) proved an ideal location for Kings and nobility to build lavish Renaissance castles set amidst rich hunting forests and waterways.

Chateau de Chenonceau is arguably the greatest of all the Renaissance Chateaux with the stunning gardens of Villandry and magical, fairy-tale structure of Ussé in close second position.

The history and grandeur of these castles simply take your breath away and serve to plunge you into court life in the Renaissance with its intrigue, gossip, foul deeds, courtiers, feasts, balls, arts and literature and much more.....

Our Favourite Indre-et-Loire Chateaux

Chateau de Villandry
Villandry, 37150
Boasts some of the most spectacular Renaissance gardens in France including a potager (kitchen garden), ornamental garden and a water garden

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Chateau d Amboise
Amboise, 37403
A Château with a rich historical past and home to notorious figures such as Louis XI, Charles VIII and Francois I

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Chateau d Azay-le-Rideau
Azay-le-Rideau, 37190
Son et lumiere shows and wine tasting bring this turreted jewel that sits on an island in the Indre river alive

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Chateau de Langeais
Langeais, 37130
Designed for Louis XI by architect Jean Bourre, Langeais combines two interesting architectural styles

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Chateau de Chinon
Chinon, 37500
An important stopover for those interested in medieval fortresses and the history of Joan of Arc

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