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Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau

Rue Balzac, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
+33 2 47 45 42 04
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The Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau, built in the heart of the Touraine region under the reign of Francois I, is a charming Renaissance residence. Since July 2017, following three years of restoration, the chateau now offers a new visitor experience. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open: > 1st April to 30th June: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. > 1st July to 31st August: from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. > 1st to 30th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. > 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m to 5.15 p.m. Last admission 15 minutes before closing time. Last entry in the chateau 1h before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 10,00 €; Reduce rate: 8.00€ - Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Rue Balzac, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
+33 2 47 45 42 04
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The day we went it was Jour de Patrimone so there were dozens of people about. Did not go inside but despaite the crowd, we would not have missed it.

Thank voiciclive
Reviewed 4 days ago

Azay le Rideau is a picture postcard Chateau – framed beautifully by tall, elegant green trees and mystically reflected in the calm waters of the river Indre which flow all around it. Captivated on sight - we twisted and turned to shoot her from her...More

Thank Maria N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A surprise to find it was a free entry day ... was busy but quite tolerable. When I last visited I thought the place dark and ominous, we had a guide who spoke French and kept on and on and all pretty heavy going. This...More

Thank Avocettoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told at our hotel that the chateau grounds were open free at 10pm. Really nice to walk round at that time. Returned the next day for paid visit. Really interesting. Glad we broke our journey here. They wanted to see student cards for...More

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just finished a major restoration, this chateau is a magnificent example of this period. The interior contains some interesting features and automatons and the grounds are perfect to view the chateau from all aspects.

Thank Valandant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first visit to a Renaissance chateau. We enjoyed the location, the gardens and the visit. The guided visit in these chateaux is the best option, if available and if the schedule allows it. Wear comfortable shoes in these visits.

1  Thank AccidentalCritic2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a second home in the area and last visited this chateau several years ago. We found it to be beautiful from the outside, but very uninteresting inside. How things have changed! German friends were visiting us and we were going to be in...More

2  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While the inside is indeed beautiful, it is the outside, for me that made this visit memorable. We spent the day cycling and after our return to town and before dinner, we decided to visit the interior of the chateau. After dinner, we returned and...More

1  Thank BigPeteNy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the most beautiful chateau in the Loire, I was particularly impressed by the roof superstructure, All giant oak beaks put together with absolute precision. Fantastic. Great water setting.

Thank Jerboa
Reviewed 19 August 2017

So its not huge and the grandest in the Loire, but it is a great little chateaux. We visited on a lovely sunny day and it was gorgeous, sitting there surrounded by water, its stone walls gleaming. Sits nicely in the town without dominating it,...More

Thank keith g
Chateau_Azay, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Keith, Thank you very much for your comment ! We are glad you enjoyed your visit at Castle of Azay-le-Rideau ! Since July 2017, the castle gives a new visitor experience ! Have a good stay in Loire Valley ! best regards,

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Response from Chateau d'Azay ... C | Property representative |
Hello, the castle restoration work is planned in two parts. The first part will be completed by the end of 2016 , and the second part at the beginning of the year 2018. During the work , the monument remains open.During the... More
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