Transfer Paris (hotel or home address) - Castle on Loire Valley
Paris (Hotel or home address) - Castle in the Loire Valley
Transport Service between Paris and the Castles of Loire Valley
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The Loire Valley is unique in housing several well-known chateaus, collectively known as the Loire Castles. These were built during the French Renaissance when the King's court was located in the region. There are nineteen Loire Castles, each with its own distinct features: Amboise, Angers, Azay-le-Rideau, Blois, Chambord, Ducs de Bretagne in Nantes, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Chinon, Clos-Lucé, Langeais, Saumur, Sully-sur-Loire, Valençay, Villandry, Loches, Brézé, and Fontevraud Abbey. In 2000, the Loire Valley became France's largest UNESCO World Heritage site for its living cultural landscapes. Among the most visited is Chambord, the largest Loire Castle, featuring 365 chimneys, 440 rooms, and a facade extending 128 meters. The castle, centered in a 5,500-hectare park, was once the hunting lodge of the Counts of Blois. The castle's might is evident in its central tower with four turrets and its enclosure. The castle has a vast rectangular enclosure, 156 by 117 meters, with four cylindrical towers at the corners. A dungeon stands on the northwest side of the building. This dungeon's colossal proportions make up almost the entire castle. Despite its size, the castle exudes majesty. Its geometric clarity, harmonic proportions, and roof bristling with turrets, chimneys, and dormer windows have been a source of wonder and inspiration for centuries.
The Azay-le-Ferron Castle
The Azay-le-Ferron castle is a Renaissance-style structure located in the town of Azay-le-Ferron. It has been owned by the city of Tours since 1952, following its classification as a Historic Monument. The castle comprises four sections built in different eras: the Frotier tower (late 15th century), the François I pavilion (16th century), and the Breteuil pavilion (18th century).
The Castle Grounds
The castle grounds feature a dual-style garden. One side houses a French garden with topiary shrubs arranged geometrically, and boxwood and yew ornaments cut into chess pieces. The other side has an English park with a rich collection of plant species, including century-old trees, a rose garden (with more than 300 roses), a vegetable garden, and an orchard of rare and ancient fruit trees. It's recognized as an Outstanding Garden.
The History of Azay-le-Ferron
The property is known to have been owned by Nicolas Turpin de Crissé around 1250 when it was a fortified place. It stayed within his family until 1412. In 1412, Antoine de Preuilly, linked by marriage to the Turpins, acquired the estate. Pierre Frotier, Antoine's brother-in-law, bought the castle in 1423. He was a squire to King Charles VI in 1418, grand master of the king's stable in 1419, and seneschal of Poitou in 1424 under the reign of King Charles VII.
Attractions at the Azay-le-Ferron Castle
Visitors can admire the sumptuous collection of furniture (Louis XV, Louis XVI, Empire, and Restoration), tapestries, paintings and art objects decorating the 15 decorated rooms where the Hersent Luzarche family lived. It is a journey through time in a building that has gone through centuries and eras. Strolling through the park's beautiful gardens is also an entertaining and relaxing activity.
The Poncé Castle
History and Presentation
The Poncé Castle, a 16th-century Renaissance structure, is located in the commune of Poncé-sur-le-Loir in the Sarthe department, nestled at the base of a Tuffeau cliff (a soft, fine-grained white stone often used in Renaissance architecture). The castle was built by Jean de Chambray between 1530 and 1542 and remained in his family until 1895. This castle, which served as a residence throughout its history, is notable for its dovecote and coffered staircase. In 2010, painter Guy de Malherbe (born in 1958), son of Armand de Malherbe (a CEO of an advertising agency), became the castle's new owner and converted it into a live-work studio.
Attractions at Poncé Castle
Poncé Castle is filled with wonders to explore: its coffered staircase, which has remained untouched since its construction, its magnificent French garden certified as "Jardin Remarquable," its labyrinth of 6-meter-high hedges, the Italian-inspired garden at the back of the castle, and the nearly 450-year-old plane tree (planted circa 1580). The dovecote, with its hundreds of "boulins" (pigeonholes), also stands as a unique feature of the castle. Notably, the owners open the castle to the public and organize exhibitions.
The Bussière Castle
Presentation and History
The Bussière Castle, nestled in the commune of La Bussière in the Loiret department within the Centre-Loire Valley region, is a feudal structure built on a six-hectare pond amidst a 60-hectare park. Originally constructed in the 12th century, the castle underwent substantial transformation in the 16th century. Set against a picturesque landscape of water and forest, the grounds also house a freshwater fishing museum. Currently, the Bussière Castle belongs to the Bommelaer family, who inherited it.
Attractions at Bussière Castle
Open to the public since 1962, the current owners offer tours of the family home. Visitors can also explore the Museum of Fishing, stroll through the landscaped park influenced by André Le Nôtre, and enjoy entertainment for the whole family.
Stay at Château d´Artigny
The Château d'Artigny is a dreamy Belle Époque structure built by the renowned perfumer François Coty. This castle hotel, located in the heart of the Loire Valley just 15 km from Tours, overlooks the valley. From afar, one can spot the white stones of the majestic Château d'Artigny, its marble statues, woodwork, and frescoes.
Accommodations at the Castle
The Château d'Artigny offers 56 rooms, distributed amongst the castle, the Pavillon d'Ariane, and the Cité des Parfums. Nestled within a 25-hectare park, these rooms feature stunning antique furniture and modern amenities. Each room is uniquely decorated according to its location and offers scenic views of the Indre and its valley, the French garden, the castle, or the park.
Enjoying a Dream Stay at Château d´Artigny
The restaurant "l'Origan," housed in a magnificent rotunda dining room on the ground floor of the castle, welcomes guests into its refined decor, reminiscent of the 18th century, complete with gilded woodwork, fluted columns with intricately carved capitals, and tall windows offering a beautiful view of the Indre valley. In summer, guests can dine on a stunning terrace overlooking the valley. The hotel restaurant serves regional gourmet cuisine made with local ingredients in its two marble-floored, golden-pillared dining rooms. The Artigny spa, a sanctuary dedicated to well-being and tranquility, offers treatments like holistic therapy, sea wraps, and massage. It features a sauna, hot tub, and hammam. A fitness center and tennis courts are also available for guests.
Don't miss the Château de Brézé
As of February 1, 2022, the Château de Brézé has reopened to the public. It serves as an excellent destination for families, couples, or friends, whether for a weekend outing or a stopover while traveling through the Loire Valley.
A Remarkable Historical Monument
Located just 10 km from Saumur in the Loire Valley, the Château de Brézé is a stunning historical monument that dates back to 1063. Despite its age, it has retained its authenticity, continuing to attract both tourists and locals.
A Three-Hour Exploration
As a rich historical monument, the Château de Brézé boasts beautiful rooms and unique relics. To fully appreciate its offerings, a guided tour of at least three hours is recommended. Alongside the interior exhibitions—featuring tapestries, furniture, and art—it's essential to explore the castle's exterior spaces, which lend to its authentic charm.
Visiting the Château de Brézé
The Château de Brézé is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's advised to book your ticket at least 24 hours in advance to secure a place during the tour circuits. Tickets can be purchased online at a cost of 11.80 euros for adults, 9.80 euros for students, and 6.20 euros for children aged 7 to 14. Admission is free for children under seven. To make your trip more convenient, consider booking a shared shuttle service from Paris.
How to go from Tours to Paris by shared shuttle ?
The Loire castles are situated 262 km from Orly Airport, 294 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport, and 364 km from Beauvais Tillé Airport.