Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

Renaissance Masterpiece, the romantic pearl of the Loire Valley.

The Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, built in the heart of the Touraine region under the reign of François I, is a charming Renaissance residence. A masterpiece of 16th century architecture, it is built on an island shaped by the Indre river and surrounded by romantic 19th century grounds. The chateau contains prestigious historical decors tracing the course of four centuries of history, and sumptuous collections of objects, tapestries and furniture.

Not to be missed:
- Ground floor: the restored décor and atmosphere recreate the château as it was in the 19th century
- 1st floor: presentation of the Renaissance in a room with walls lined with plaited rushes, and in the Great Hall
- Access to the attic and the 16th century framework
- The Pressoir, welcomes an interpretation space open to all visitors
- Romantic grounds extending over 8 hectares offering numerous views of the château and its reflecting pools
Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.

Visit the site

Offers

Reservation required: (33) (0)2 47 45 68 61

UNACCOMPANIED TOUR WITH GUIDE BOOKLET
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish
Duration: 1 hr 30 min

AUDIO-GUIDE TOUR
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish
Junior version only in French
Duration: 1 hr 30 min

TOUR APP: Interactive discovery of the grounds and the chateau’s architecture
French only

LECTURE TOUR
French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish Portuguese
Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Different themes possible: the château in the times of François I, life in the château in the 19th century, the romantic grounds.

“A LA CARTE TOURS" to discover the château in a different way: heritage and wine tour, gastronomy tour “ Sweets of the Renaissance”. Prices on request.

PRIVATE VISIT, with or without catering service, outside standard opening hours

Practical information

Access

Château d'Azay-le-Rideau 19, rue Balzac
37190 Azay-le-Rideau
Ph. : 33 / (0)2 47 45 42 04Fax : 33 / (0)2 47 45 26 61
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 47.2596Longitude : 0.4666Plan your route

By car

From Tours : sortie n° 11, D 751 vers Chinon From Poitiers : N 10 to Sainte Maure, then D 760 & D57 to Azay-le-Rideau

Suggestions

Useful addresses:

Tourist office of Tours Val de Loire
tel.:(33) (0)2 47 70 37 37
www.tours-tourisme.fr

Tourist office of Azay-le-Rideau
tel.:(33) (0)2 47 45 44 40 
www.chinon-loirevalley.com

Touraine Loire Valley
tel.: (33) (0)2 47 31 47 48
www.touraineloirevalley.co.uk

CRT Région Centre Val de Loire
www.valdeloire-france.com

Val de Loire mission, Designated world heritage site by UNESCO
www.valdeloire.org    www.valdeloire-france.com/loire-chateaux 

Châteaux de la Loire Vallée des Rois
www.les-chateaux-de-la-loire.com/en/

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