Châteaux de la Loire - Villandry

Chinon and surroundings

Castle and Gardens of Rivau

Fortress outside with its keep, its moat, its drawbridge (in operation) and its walkway, the castle is also a pleasure castle. Upon entry – surmounted by the coat of arms of the Beauvau family and their motto ‘Beauvau without leaving’ – the visitor climbs the spiral staircase where many graffiti from the 15th century are to be deciphered. During the summer, we organize tours of the castle for adults and disguised visits for children.

A castle of val val Loire not like the others
Distance 42 km

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Published on: 3 November 2018  -  Filed under: Castles of the Loire Valley, Chinon and surroundings

Royal Fortress of Chinon

Located on the course of the Vienne, in a strategic position on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, endowed with a rock spur fortified since Antiquity, the city, with its imposing fortress, has for a long time played a key defensive role.

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Published on: 2 November 2018  -  Filed under: Castles of the Loire Valley, Chinon and surroundings

Richelieu, city of the cardinal

Designed by the architect of the Sorbonne (Jacques Lemercier), the castle and the city of Richelieu were born from the will of a single man: the famous cardinal of the same name. But for such an enterprise, it takes many materials. Never mind, they will be taken from the buildings located around, destroyed for the good cause … But as often, history reserves a few twists: the revolution, the castle will be destroyed and its stones … scattered for other constructions around. Fortunately, its park of 475 hectares remains, and offers a nice walk !

Distance 32 km

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Published on: 29 May 2018  -  Filed under: Chinon and surroundings