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Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
Category: Castles
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Category: Museums
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
Category: Historic Sites; Castles
Owner description: Standing on an island in the middle of the Indre River, the Château of Azay-le-Rideau was built during the reign of François... more » Owner description: Standing on an island in the middle of the Indre River, the Château of Azay-le-Rideau was built during the reign of François I by a rich financier, Gilles Berthelot, who wanted his fabulous new home to combine the latest technical innovations from Italy and the art of French architecture. The Château is a jewel of the early Renaissance and in the evenings during July and August, its romantic gardens come alive as the setting of the special night tour: "The Magic Mirror". New! The castle opens the doors to its roof. Come admire the exceptional 16th century roofwork. 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 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 15 minutes before closing time. Last entry in the château 45 min before closing time. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 8,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; 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 « less
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
Category: Wineries
Owner description: Winerie to be visited: cellar, wine-making, tasting, walk in the vineyard... come and discover who we are. You will taste all... more » Owner description: Winerie to be visited: cellar, wine-making, tasting, walk in the vineyard... come and discover who we are. You will taste all colors of Loire Valley: dry white, sweet white, rosé, red and of course our famous sparkling Crémant de Loire and Touraine. Open 9 am - 7 pm, 7/7 « less
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
Owner description: In the heart of Azay-Le-Rideau's historic district discover and bring home the gastronomic heritage of the Loire Valley! A... more » Owner description: In the heart of Azay-Le-Rideau's historic district discover and bring home the gastronomic heritage of the Loire Valley! A fine selection of local wines, the celebrated “Rillettes de Tours” (cooked, potted meat), prepared wild fish from the Loire River, the famous pear speciality “Poires tapées”… The Loire Valley will surprise you, so come and enjoy! « less
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Ranked #7 of 11 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
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Ranked #8 of 11 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
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Ranked #9 of 11 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
Category: Gardens

Chateau and its gardens are three kms north of Azay on the way to Langeais. The chateau is modest compared to those at Azay-Le-Rideau or Langeais, but you go for the gardens which... more »

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Ranked #10 of 11 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
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