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Discover the most prestigious castles Cheverny (6 km), Blois (20 km), Chambord (20 km), Valençay (38 km), Chenonceau (43 km), Chaumont-sur-Loire and the International Festival gardens (43 km), Amboise (50 km) ...

Château de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau - Domaine de la Rotière

Because it spans the Cher, whose waters reflect the unique beauty of its architecture , the castle of Chenonceau is one of the jewels of the Loire Valley . It is located thirty miles east of Tours and ten kilometers south of Amboise.
Chenonceau owes women much of its charm. For nearly four hundred years, are indeed women who lived Catherine Briçonnet, wife of Thomas Bohier the first builder , Diane de Poitiers , the beautiful favorite of Henry II , Catherine de Medici , Queen proud , his daughter , Louise de Lorraine, the inconsolable widow of Henry III , Gabrielle d' Estrées , the favorite of Henri IV; madame Dupin , the hostess of the young Jean- Jacques Rousseau, and Mrs. Pelouze , the Conservator field at the end of last century. In the building of domes , a wax museum is devoted .
The enchanting , the French gardens and grounds extending round complete printing delicate grace emanating from the set.

Chenonceau is not only remarkable for its architecture and history but also by the richness of its collections, as seen from the inside visit : Renaissance furniture, a large set of tapestries from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and many masterpieces , which are among the most famous Primatice , Correggio , Rubens, Tintoretto, Rigaud, Nattier , Van Loo ...

37150 Chenonceau
Tel. +33 (0) 2 47 23 90 07
Open all year . Adult price from € 11.
Night walk in the gardens € 5. Children under 7 years free.

Château de Cheverny

Château de Cheverny - Domaine de la Rotière

Located 15 km from Blois and 18 km from Chambord, Cheverny Castle is famous worldwide for its tradition of hunting with hounds and his uncanny resemblance Moulinsart , the dear castle Captain Haddock. Hergé, the creator of Tintin , has also largely drawn inspiration from Cheverny, where a permanent exhibition dedicated to him.

But of particular interest to Cheverny castle lies in its splendid interior decoration of Louis XII . This is why Cheverny outweighs many other castles of the Loire. Its decoration has remained pretty much as it was made in the seventeenth century and is beautifully maintained since the Huraults family, which has owned it since its construction.

Cheverny stands at the heart of a huge park , which can also visit , populated by gigantic cedar and other rare species.

Château de Cheverny
41700 Cheverny
Tel. +33 (0) 2 54 79 96 29
chateau.cheverny @ wanadoo.fr
Open every day
Full entrance fee € 8.70
Free for children under 7 years .

Château de Chambord

Château de Chambord - Domaine de la Rotière

With 128 feet of frontage , 440 rooms , 365 fireplaces, Chateau de Chambord is the largest of the Loire castles . Former appointments hunting counts of Blois , the castle is nestled in the heart of a park of 5,500 hectares ( 4,500 wood ) . Its walls and central keep with four towers express the strength of the French monarchy. His classical façades contrast with the profusion of dormers , chimneys, spiers and pinnacles that we can contemplate at leisure from the amazing Italian terrace . • The plan of the building is that of a castle plain . It features a large rectangular enclosure 156 meters 117 meters, the corners flanked by four cylindrical towers . On the northwest side of the building is erected a dungeon . The latter has colossal proportions , and is alone almost the entire castle. However, the whole exudes a deep majesty, and geometric clarity of the plan, the harmony of proportions and fantasy of its roofs bristling with turrets , chimneys and dormers were , through the centuries, many sources of wonder and inspiration.

41250 Chambord
Tel. +33 (0) 2 54 50 40 00

Domaine de la Rotière

Domaine de la Rotière