Château d'Azay le Rideau
Dominated by turrets redolent of the Middle Ages, this marvellously graceful white château was built by Gilles Berthelot between 1518 and 1527. Part of it looms over the River Indre; this architectural gem has one of the earliest sloped staircases in the italianate style, a rich decorative scheme and furniture of the highest quality, plus magnificent 16C-17C tapestries. Surrounding the building is 8ha of English-style parkland laid out from 1810 onwards.
Address:Rue du Château, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau
Phone:+33 2 47 45 42 04
Price:6.50 € (-26 years old free of charge) €
Jul-Aug: 9.30am-7pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: 9.30am-6pm; rest of year: 10am-5.15pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec