The rebirth of chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, the romantic pearl of the Loire Valley.
Azay-le-Rideau chateau, built in the heart of Touraine during the reign of Francis 1st, has all the charm of the Renaissance style.
A jewel of 16th-century architecture, it stands on an island outlined by the Indre river and is set in 19th-century romantic grounds restored in 2014.
The chateau features prestigious historic furnishings tracing four centuries of history.
Since July 2017, after three years of renovation work, the chateau now offers a whole new visitor experience..
On the ground floor: the 16th-century chateau decor and atmosphere recreated.
First floor: Exhibition “Les Enchantements d’Azay”, a dreamlike exhibition inspired by Renaissance and the chateau's own collections.
Re-opening of the attic, in the Press-house, an interpretation area has for all visitors,
Fully renewed tour facilities: cultural signs, audio guides, tour guides,
tour application downloadable to a smartphone to discover the chateau's grounds and architecture.
Flowering of the romantic grounds.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, as part of the Loire Valley.