Castles near l’Aulnay Bricard

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

pont-levis-J.M.LaugeryWith 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.

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Château d'Azay le Rideau - source :

Château d’Azay le Rideau – source :








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

Château de Rigny Ussé - source :

Château de Rigny Ussé – source :

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.






Tourism Offices

The Tourism Office of Langeais and Bourgueil

The Tourism Office of Chinon

The Tourism Office of Tours (in French with automatic translation )

The Tourism Office of Azay le Rideau

The Touraine Tourism Board




Touraine, birthplace of Rabelais’ Gargantua, is a region where one eats well and enjoys the good life. The region’s restaurants offer France’s traditional dishes alongside some of the region’s most loved specialties. Pork is showcased in rillettes, rillons, and andouillettes.…
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L’Aulnay Bricard is located in Loire Valley, in the town of Langeais, bordering Essards. How to get here: – By car with the A10 (Paris – Bordeaux) or A28 (Le Mans, Rouen) motorways. Then take the A85 (Nantes-Bourges) and exit…
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Starting in the village of Essards, you can hike south to the English oak tree of La Ronde at the heart of the Motte forest. “It was planted around 1750 and villagers say Queen Victoria spent a night under its…
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Aulnay Bricard is surrounded by large, beautiful forests overflowing with game.Both traditional hunting with hounds and game shooting are organized throughout the area. We can provide additional information or consult Chasse en Touraine  L’Aulnay Bricard is  ideally situated for a hunting…
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