The Loire Valley is world renowned for its Châteaux.
From Aulnay Bricard, you can easily visit some of the most famous, Langeais, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and its gardens, Ussé, Amboise, Chenonceau, and Loches…. More information available at Loire Chateaux country.
10 kms – the Château de Langeais a feudal fortress, furnished at Renaissance
With its high walls, massive turrets, crenellated wall-walks, machicolations, and working drawbridge, the Château de Langeais has maintained all the characteristics of a feudal fortress.
Crédit photo : J.M.Laugery
Behind the impressive front a castle whose rooms are furnished and
ornamented with a considerable collection of tapestries from the 15th and 16th centuries. Inside this castle took place the wedding of Charles VIII of France and Anne of Brittany on December 6, 1491.
20 kms – Château de Villandry
With its long avenues of linden trees, delicate topiary yews, intricate vegetable and flower beds, Villandry, the last of the great Loire castles built during the Renaissance, is known around the world for its gardens.
20 kms – Château d’Azay-le-Rideau
Built under François 1st, Azay-le-Rideau rises forth from the center of its magnificent lake. This jewel of the Renaissance is a perfect blend of French and Italian art.
25 kms – Château de Rigny-Ussé
Once upon a time, a beautiful princess … fell asleep for 100 years. Thus begins the tale of Sleeping Beauty and the legend of Rigny-Ussé, whose gardens were designed by Le Nôtre.
The Tourism Office of Tours (in French with automatic translation )