Escape to the Loire Valley

Explore the truly magnificent Chateau d'Azay le Rideau

Resting on an Island in the River Indre, Chateau d'Azay le Rideau is just a short drive outside of busy Paris. Built in the early 1500's, this chateau is considered to be one of the most harmonious architectural jewels of Val-de-Loire and one of the foremost examples of French Renaissance architecture.


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Azay-le-Rideau Castle in Loire valley


Chateau d'Azay was built in the early 1500's by rich financier Gilles Berthelot on the site of a former castle.  The chateau towers over the River Indre, its reflection giving the impression that the chateau is floating in it's own image.  


Azay-le-Rideau castle


Chateau d'Azay's richly decorated interior reflects the influence of the Italian renaissance.  Here you can tour several drawing rooms and elegant apartments decorated in the neo-renaissance style popular during the 19th century.    


Inside the Azay-le-Rideau castle


Many of the rooms of Chateau d'Azay display Flemish tapestries from the late 16th and early 17th centuries.  Included in the collection are "Scenes From The Old Testament" woven in Audernarde and "The Story of Phsyche" woven in Brussels.  The collection also includes famous paintings including a piece by Clouet and several portraits of French monarchs including Frances I, Henry III and Catherine de Medici.  


The gardens of Azay-le-Rideau castle


Chateau d'Azay's gardens are designed in an English style with rolling hills, trees and natural vegetation which is a stark contrast to the formal gardens which populate the chateaux of this region.

Azay-le-Rideau Castle in Loire valley

Chateau d'Azay was built in the early 1500's by rich financier Gilles Berthelot on the site of a former castle.  The chateau towers over the River Indre, its reflection giving the impression that the chateau is floating in it's own image.  


Azay-le-Rideau castle

Chateau d'Azay's richly decorated interior reflects the influence of the Italian renaissance.  Here you can tour several drawing rooms and elegant apartments decorated in the neo-renaissance style popular during the 19th century.


Inside the Azay-le-Rideau castle

of the rooms of Chateau d'Azay display Flemish tapestries from the late 16th and early 17th centuries.  Included in the collection are "Scenes From The Old Testament" woven in Audernarde and "The Story of Phsyche" woven in Brussels.  The collection also includes famous paintings including a piece by Clouet and several portraits of French monarchs including Frances I, Henry III and Catherine de Medici.  


The gardens of Azay-le-Rideau castle

Chateau d'Azay's gardens are designed in an English style with rolling hills, trees and natural vegetation which is a stark contrast to the formal gardens which populate the chateaux of this region.

19, Rue Balzac, 37190, Azay-le-Rideau, Loire Valley

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm
The château is open throughout the year, except on 1st January and 25th December

Website : Azay-le-Rideau

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A glass of champagne

(Sample of menu with 5 dishes to choose from the following 6) :

To wait: Marinated Sea bream, beetroot

∝ Pan-fried duck foie gras, parsnip and prune

∝ Macaroni with black truffle, slightly gratinated

∝ Sections of roasted Sole, Salsify and condiment with Sorrel

∝ Volaille jaune en demi-deuil, vegetables of the season, Albufera sauce

∝ Contemporary Vacherin with pineapple and lime

∝ The crunchy chocolate nut of our creation in Paris

Coffee

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