The prestigious castles of the Loire

château de Chenonceau

From Le Cèdre, you are very well placed to visit many of the castles that make the region and Touraine so prestigious. We of course recommend:

– the castle of Azay-le-Rideau, jewels of the Renaissance, 30 minutes west of Saint Branchs
– the château de l’Islette, just next to the château d’Azay le Rideau

– the royal castle of Amboise, 30 minutes to the northeast

– the Château du Clos-Lucé, home of Leonardo da Vinci, 30 minutes to the northwest

– the Gaillard castle, the most Italian of the Loire castles, in Amboise (30mn north-east)

– the castle of Chenonceaux, nicknamed the castle of the ladies, the most visited private monument in France, 30 minutes to the east
– the Château de Villandry, with its remarkable park and gardens, 30 minutes to the northwest
– the castle of Langeais, very well preserved and little modified, 30 minutes to the west

– the castle of Rigny-Ussé, source of inspiration for the tales of Perrault and Disney animations, 30 minutes to the northwest
– the town of Loches and its castle overlooking the Indre, 25 minutes to the south

– the Royal fortress of Chinon, and its old town, 45 minutes to the west

– the dungeon of Montbazon, known as the fortress of the Black Hawk, with its recreational workshops on the Middle Ages, 10 minutes north

– And again the castle of Montpoupon, Montrésor

château de Villandry