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château royal Amboise (5)

From 11.70 €

Royal Château of Amboise

AMBOISE

The medieval fortress of Amboise became a royal residence during the reigns of King Charles VIII and François I. Its renown attracted artists such as Leonardo da Vinci who is buried in the chapel. The château is an icon of French history and almost all of France’s rulers stayed her (...)

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CHATEAU ET JARDINS DE VILLANDRY (5)

From 7 €

Château and Gardens of Villandry

VILLANDRY

A unique example of Renaissance architecture and gardens. 6 Gardens: the kitchen garden, the ornamental garden, the water garden, the herb garden, the labyrinth and the sun garden.
18th century interior. Collection of old Spanish paintings. Arabian ceiling. Numerical show.

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From 9 €

Royal Fortress of Chinon

CHINON

The fortress, with its majestic position overlooking the town, built by Count Thibaut I of Blois, invites the visitor into the heart of France’s and England’s history. The court of Henry II Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine was established here in the 12th century.

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From 11 €

Château and gardens of Le Rivau

LEMERE

10 km from Chinon, Rivau castle will surprise you with its originality and its sense of humor. The castle is a modern and lively castle that boosts all your senses : 500 perfumed roses, an amazing kitchen garden monumental sculptures in the gardens and the castle.

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From 13.50 €

Château of Clos Lucé - Leonardo da Vinci Park

AMBOISE

Tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s house. New! His restored studios! Explore Renaissance rooms, murals by his students and 40 models of his fabulous machines. Introductory journey on the landscaped trail, real outdoor museum featuring 20 models and canvases as well as 8 audio points (early (...)

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From 10.50 €

Château of Azay-le-Rideau

AZAY-LE-RIDEAU

The Château d’Azay-le-Rideau was built during François I’s reign and is surrounded by romantic grounds with the Indre running through. It brings visitors a new experience: restored façades and roofs, 19th century decor on the ground floor, new tour and visitor centre.

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From 6 €

Saint-Cosme priory - Ronsard House

LA RICHE

In the heart of the gardens inspired by both the
Medieval and Renaissance periods, Saint-Cosme priory founded in the 11th century reveals its Roman and Gothic remains. Pierre
de Ronsard became the prior in 1565.

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From 6.20 €

Maison du Souvenir - Memory House

MAILLE

On 25th August 1944, while Paris celebrated its liberation, 124 inhabitants of the village were tracked down and massacred by German troops. The Maison du Souvenir is an innovative place of remembrance where culture and education mingle. Temporary exhibitions.

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From 6 €

Prehistory Museum of Le Grand-Pressigny

LE GRAND-PRESSIGNY

The museum unites a modern building with relics from the 12th to 17th-centurey. The collections, primarily based on flint from Grand-Pressigny and Touraine's Prehistoric Age, are displayed in the Renaissance gallery and cellars.

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From 6 €

Balzac Museum

SACHE

In the Indre Valley, the Château de Saché, the place from which Honoré de Balzac drew most of his inspiration, was built in the Middle Ages, altered in the Renaissance then converted into a comfortable home in the 19th century.

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