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Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

 
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Maurice Dufresne Museum
Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
Category: Museums
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Ranked #2 of 7 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 #3 of 7 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 #4 of 7 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
Category: Castles
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Ranked #5 of 7 attractions in Azay-le-Rideau
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #6 of 7 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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