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There is so much to see in the area !

The cultural heritage and what to see

Chateau Guerche

Castle of Guerche

Built in the 15th century on the bank of the Creuse, La Guerche castle was a residential, but also defensive. The overall architecture of the site is a remarkable example of the art of building in the 15th century, and highlights the historical importance of the castle. A landscaped garden, planted in the 19th century, is free to walk.
The two vaulted basement floors contain the artillery casemates, the adjoining granaries and the seigniorial prison. The numerous graffiti engraved in the tuffeau stone by guards and prisoners tell, more anecdotally, the “stories” of the castle of La Guerche. The visit of the salons allows an immersion in the history of art, and allows to enter the intimacy of those who have marked the history of the castle as the Marquis d’Argenson or Raoul de Crouy, whose work pictorial fits fully into the romantic current …

Distance 13 km

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Published on: 21 June 2018  -  Filed under: Loire Valley

Chinon-Patrimoine et lieux touristiques

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. Chinon is one of the favorite strongholds of the Plantagenets. John Lackland lost to the benefit of Philip Augustus, the deputy to the domains of the Crown of France. Siege of the court under Charles VII, place of his meeting with Joan of Arc, the city will leave the royal bosom only to pass into the hands of Cardinal Richelieu and his family, who keep it until the Revolution.

Distance 50 km

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Published on: 21 June 2018  -  Filed under: Loire Valley

Château et Jardins du Rivau

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: 21 June 2018  -  Filed under: Loire Valley

Angles-sur-l'Anglin, l'un des plus beaux villages de France

Angles sur l’Anglin

Angles is believed to be one of the most beautiful villages in France because of its historical wealth.
People have lived on the banks of the Anglin since prehistoric times. The Magdalenian sculptures of Roc-aux-Sorciers prove it. They are the largest in Europe dated – 14,000 years.
To visit: the impressive ruins of the castle (XI-XVth century), which overhang 50 meters the valley of Anglin and the lower town.

Distance 37 km

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Published on: 31 May 2018  -  Filed under: Beautiful villages

Ormes Castel

The castle of Ormes

The castle of Ormes, overlooking the valley of the Vienne, was built in 1642. It was enlarged in 1729 by Marc-Pierre Voyer d’Argenson, the friend of the Enlightenment and philosophers who dedicated him the Encyclopedia. It sheltered famous guests, especially Voltaire.
Visitors can visit the main courtyard, the large marble gallery, the Pussort wing, the Argenson wing, the high reception rooms, the ancient kitchens of the 17th and 18th centuries and a recently restored 17th century cooler.

Distance 12 km

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Published on: 29 May 2018  -  Filed under: Loire Valley

Château Azay-Le-Ferron et jardin des rosiers

Castle Azay-Le-Ferron and rose garden

Castle Azay-le-Ferron, a rich architecture from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, is a real time machine that will transport us through styles and artistic eras. You will browse the many rooms, bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, library … Or about 15 sumptuously furnished rooms in which lived the family Hersent Luzarche, owner since 1852, who bequeathed the estate to the city of Tours in 1951.

Distance 43 km

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Published on: 29 May 2018  -  Filed under: Loire Valley


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: Loire Valley