Places to visit
Memory house to Maillé The house of the memory presents Maillé " ordinary village " in France, Touraine before and during the war, the drama, the testimonies, the mutual aid, the reconstruction and the memory. An information about the international institutions and the duty of intervention " is developed ". The museography is essentially constituted by documents of archives and iconographies but also objects found in ruins or preserved by families and audio documents and videos.
Opening : from Wednesday till Saturday from 10:00 am till 1 pm and from 2 pm till 6 pm, Sunday and Monday from 2 pm till 6 pm. All year except December 25th and January 1st.Rates : adult: 5,70€, child ( +12 years old ): 2,85€. Free for least than 12 years.
rue de la Paix
Phone number : 00 33 2 47 65 24 89 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.orgSite : www.maille.fr
Castle of Clos Lucé, AmboiseEnter in the house of Léonard de Vinci and discover his visionary genius ! At François Ier's invitation, it is in Clos Lucé that Leonardo da Vinci lives his last years and works relentlessly on numerous projects for king. Visit its room and the room Marguerite de Navarre completely restored. Admire the chapel in frescoes painted by his followers, the kitchen, board room and beautiful rooms from Renaissance. Discover machines conceived by Leonardo da Vinci and realized by IBM with the materials of time.
Near Sainte-Maure de Touraine area
New: 6 3D animations of the inventions offer a dynamic reading of Leonardo da Vinci civil and military engineer.
Opening: all year except December 25th and 1st of January. The landscaped route is presented in its entirety from March till November. In January: 10 am-6 pm, in February in June: 9 am-7 pm, in July and August: 9 am - 8 pm, in September and October: 9 am-7 pm, in November and December: 9 am-6 pm.
Castle of Clos Lucé - Parc of Leonardo da Vinci
2 rue du Clos Lucé - 37400 Amboise
Phone number : 00 33 2 47 57 00 73
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Web site : www.vinci-closluce.com
The Troglodytic Valley of Goupillières to Azay-le-RideauIn the shade of the castles of the Loire, find the life of the farmers who lived from the Middle Ages in these troglodytic farms. Underground passage. Refuge of the Middle Ages. Animals of the farm. Partner " Entrez dans la cour des grands ". The greedy cave dweller : spot restoration.
Opening: 02/16 to 03/17 : every day from 2 pm till 5:30 pm, 03/23 to 04/07 : on Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm till 6 pm, april 1st : 10am to 6pm, 04/13 in 11/15: every day from 10 am till 7 pm.
Rates: adults: 6,50€, children (5 - 17 years): 5€. Troglodytic valley of Goupillières
Phone number: 00 33 2 47 96 60 84 / 00 33 2 47 45 46 89, fax: 00 33 2 47 96 50 25 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Site: www.troglodytedesgoupillieres.fr Maurice Dufresne museum to Azay le RideauSituated on a property of more than 6 hectares, in the " Mill of Marnay ", near Azay-le-Rideau, the Maurice Dufresne museum shelters an impressive collection of vehicles, machines and objects of time, real mechanical heritage from the 1850s to 1950s. An unforgettable journey in the time, for everyone, you will discover more than 3000 extraordinary inventions!
Opening: every day from 10 am till 6 pm (from March till April and from October till November 11th), from 9:30 am till 7 pm (from May till September)
Rates: 10€ / adult, 5€ (child from 6 to 15 years old). Free (child - of 6 years). Group: 7€ / pers (from 20 persons). Commented visit: 40€ (price for group).
Maurice Dufresne museum"le Moulin de Marnay "17 route de Marnay37190 Azay-le-RideauPhone number: 02 47 45 36 18, fax: 02 47 45 28 62
E-mail: email@example.comSite: www.musee-dufresne.com
Château de l'islette, Azay le Rideau The Renaissance castle, enclosed by the arms of the Indre, calls back the one of Azay-le-Rideau, its neighbor. Two brothers as it is often said...
L' Islette, among which Camille Claudel and Rodin were several time the hosts, sheltering their passionate loves there, is an invitation to be allowed take by the charm so romantic of the Valley of the Indre.
Novelty: visit of the chapel and its painted decorations.
Loan of princess and knights costumes to the children. Playground, loan of books for a moment of relaxation around the mill or in border of river.
Rent of boats for a walk on the Indre.
Possible picnic inside the property at the water's edge.
Shop - refreshment room.
Opening: May 1st on September 30th: every day from 10 am till 7 pm (last entrance at 6 pm)
Rates : adults: 8,50€, reduced: 5€ (for 8/18 years old and less than 25-year-old students on presentation of their card, free less than 8 years. Groups (15 pers minimum): 7€
Castle of Islette 37190 Azay-le-Rideau
Phone number: +33 (0)2 47 45 40 10
Castle of BrézéNear Saumur in Anjou, the Castle of Brézé is classified among the big sites of the Val de Loire. Built between the XIth and XIXth, it possesses an extraordinary underground network. We see the former strengthened lord's house called " Rock of Brézé with its sites and its light shaft, the former dug covered way, the troglodytic drawbridge, the lord's storerooms, the subterranean presses, the kitchen and its bakery, the icebox and other galleries. This strange mineral universe opens on the most profound dry staves of Europe, 18 meters deep! On surface, this big Renaissance castle is completed by neogothic architecture realized by a colleague of Viollet the Duke.We discover the apartments of Richelieu, the rooms of Lord de Dreux-Brézé classified " historic monuments ", coming down from Great masters of the Ceremonies of King, the kitchen with its luxurious battery of copper up to the big gallery where kings received their dinner guests. Completing this "life of luxury" open this year to the public in guided tour, the impressive dining room intended to stage the collection of weapons of the last Grand Master and the rooms of the Marquess and the Marchioness
Opening: from 02/09 till 03/31 and from 10/01 till 12/30: from Tuesday till Sunday from 10 am till 6 pm (closed every Monday), from 04/01 till 06/30 and from 09/01 till 09/30: every day from 10 am till 6:30 pm, from 07/01 till 08/31: every day from 10 am till 7:30 pm. Closed on December 24,25th and 31st.
Rates: 11€, reduced (students, unemployed person): 9,50€, child (6/17 years old): 6€, family (2 adults + 2 children): from 30€.
Castle of Brézé
2 rue du Château - 49260 Brézé
Phone number: +33 (0)2 41 51 60 15 - Fax: +33 (0)2 41 51 65 15
Castle of Guerche
The castle of Guerche built on the bank from Tours of the Creuse, establishes a remarkable example of the art to build in the XVth century. The guided tour allows to discover the park, the basements (attics, casenates, and prison), as well as furnished lounges. A dumping in the history art, adapted to the various types of public (children, non French-speaking). Opening: from June 30th till September 29th, Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm / 2 pm to 7 pm, Sunday: 2 pm to 7 pm.September : from 2 pm till 7 pm.
Rates: full price: 6€, reduced rate: 4€.
Castle of Guerche
4, place de la Mairie
37 350 Guerche
Phone number : (00 33)2 47 91 02 39
Site: www.chateaudelaguerche.comCastle and gardens of Rivau to LémeréVisited by Joan of Arc and quoted by rabelais, discover the magic and fantastic universe of the Castle of Rivau : an exceptional medieval castle restored with refinement. Gothic furnish, revival and works of art have a dialogue with the collections of contemporary art. The castle visits in music. Broadcasting projections invite to relive the rich equestrian past in the Royal "Stables classified as Historic Monument". Around the castle, 14 classified gardens " Remarkable Garden " and academy of perfumed roses complete the breakaway in the supernatural. Possible dressed up visits. To visit in family, between friends or between enthusiasts of plants.
Tasting of wines and Saint - Maure's cheeses of Touraine.
Opening : from 04/01 to 04/15 and from 10/16 to 11/13 : 10 am-12:30 am and 2 pm-6 pm. From 04/16 to 10/15 : 10 am-7 pmRates: adult: 10€, child from 5 to 18 years old: 7€, student: 8,50€. Failed family (2 adults + 2 children): 30€. Adult handicapped person: 7€, handicaped child: 5€.
Castle and gardens of Rivau
Phone number:(0033)2 47 95 77 47, fax:(0033)2 47 95 78 46E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Site : www.chateaudurivau.com
Royal abbey St Michel Aubry wooden, LuzéThe Holy Michel royal abbey of Bois Aubry, Ancient memorial classified of the beginning of the XIIth century, is famous for its Romanic (XIIth) and gothic (XIVth and XVth) architecture, for its except-work bell tower (XVth), for its massive fortifications (XVth), for its animated history (érémitisme, cénobitisme, tironien order, Louis XI, Charles VIII), and finally, for its private cemetery where rest ashes of the famous Hollywood actor Yul Brynner (" 7 mercenaries, 10 commands, Anna and king, Taras Bulba, rreine of Sabah, Anastasia, The Brothers Karamazov).
The guided tour and fervently commented by the site is assured by his owner who will allow you to discover his treasures : outside fence and fountain, romantic convent, abatiale in Latin cross, bell tower, ledges in modillons, royal rood screen, chapter room with Roman column, hostelry of lay, room bent in "echo", fortifications, grave of Yul Brynner.
Finally, the site possesses also two holiday cottages of charm with swimming pool opened to the worried vacationers of well-being and culture.
Opening : site visitable all year long on reservation. Guided tours rates : adult: 10€, child ( 5 - 16 years) : 5€, group (minimum 15 adults): 8€ (details on web site)
Free visits rates : adult: 8€, child ( 5 - 16 years): 5€, groups: 7€
Royal abbey wooden St Michel Aubry
Mr. Gribomont Marc Olivier 37120 Luzé
Phone number : 02 47 58 37 11
Black falcon fortress, Montbazon The fortress of the Black Hawk, the fief of the terrible count of Anjou, Foulque III Nerra, dominates the valley of the Indre and the city of Montbazon, down from its rocky spur.
It represents one of our older military constructions. Sheltering the oldest still standing donjon of France, its history extends of the end of the Xth century until the XVth.
We can, all summer long, discover the jobs by the Middle Ages nested in their workshops, which propose workshops rich in teaching and colourful, for everyone. Soldiers, the sword in the hand and activating machines of war, liven up the visits, punctuating them with crunchy anecdotes. They lead the visitors down from ramparts up to the bottom of underground passages... The greediest visitors, can feast on miscellaneous "fouées" without moderation !
Fridays and Saturdays evenings, in the dark night, the fortress sieves its lights. We can cross there the characters who had wrote the history.
Livened up banquets followed by the night-visit (costumes lent on request) in the evenings of july 13th/14th and August 14th.
Opening : from June 30th till August 31st from 10 am till 7 pm. Night-visits Fridays and Saturdays of July and August.
All year for the groups (from 20 persons) and the school
Rates : Jobs and visits : adults: 9,50€ - groups / reduced : 7,50€ - children ( 5 - 12 years) 6€
By night : adults: 11€ - groups / reduced : 8,50€ - children (5 - 12 years): 7€
Banquets + night-visit : adults: 34€ - children ( - 10 years ) : 15€
Fortress of the Black hawk
rue du Château 37250 Montbazon
Phone number : 00 33 2 47 34 34 10
E-mail : email@example.com
Site : http // forteressedufauconnoir.com
Chateau des OrmesThe Castle of Ormes from 17th and 18th century, belonged to a big aristocratic family of the time of the lights, the family of Argenson. The castle by its architecture and its preservation will transport you in an another period. You will discover a kitchen garden to 5 homes, an icebox of time, style pieces of furniture, a speedboat, a farm with columns...
Opening: from 06/11 to 09/18 : from 2 pm till 6 pm except Tuesday. All year by appointment for the groups and the private individuals.Rates: 06/11 in 09/18: 5€ / pers and 3,50€ from 6 pers.. All year 5,50€ from 6 persons. Private individual: 9€.
Castle of Ormes
22-28 street Pierre d' Argenson
86220 Les Ormes
Phone number : 00 33 1 42 27 55 61 or 00 33 6 71 65 07 21, fax: 00 33 1 46 22 87 45
Castle of the sleeping beauty, Rigny Ussé
At the edge of the dark and mystrious forest of Chinon, the majestic white outline of Ussé, the castle of Sleeping Beauty stands impressively over the Indre Valley. It inspired Perrault to write his famous stories and it remains a symbol of the medieval fairytale castle inhabited by brave lords, beautiful ladies and poets. It was mainly built in the 15th and 16th centuries on the foundations of an 11th century fortress, but its successive owners, each with personal touch, brought to it a unique charm.
Every season, a collection of period costume will be presented to you
Opening : 02/12 in 03/31 : 10 am / 6 pm - 04/01 in 08/31 : 10 am / 7 pm - 09/01 in 11/11: 10 am / 6 pm
Last ticket delivered 1 hour before the closure
Rates : adult: 14€, child ( 8 - 16 years) : 4€, group (from 20 persons) : 8€
Castle of Ussé
37240 Rigny Ussé
Phone number : +33 02 47 95 54 05 - Fax : +33 02 47 95 43 58
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
EURL Ligérienne de Navigation to Rochecorbon
An amazing landscape, an exceptional troglodytic heritage sculptured in the magnificent cliff of turonien limestone of Rochecorbon, the Loire, its fauna and its flore, but also the castle of Moncontour famous by Balzac and the "Lantern", the real lighthouse of the Loire, any depiction living thanks to the Captain and to his live comment : here are the key points of this stroll aboard Saint-Martin-de-Tours, only boat circulating on the Loire to benefit from both labels Quality tourism and Tourism and Handicap. A moment of relaxation and culture assured !
Opening : individual : frequent departure announced by telephone (+33 (0)2 47 52 68 88) and internet
Groups : free choice hour and day of departure (on reservation).
Open all year long.
Rates: 9,50€ / adult and 7€ / child under age 12. EURL Ligérienne de Navigation
56 Quay of the Loire
Phone number : 00 33 2 47 52 68 88, fax: 00 33 2 47 52 63 92E-mail: email@example.com
Site: www.naviloire.comCellar of Vouvray Producers
Visit of the troglodytic Cellars. Production site. Conducted tour + videos. Showroom. Tasting wines of Vouvray and wine of the Loire.
Every day from 9 am till 12:30 am and from 2 pm till 7 pm. Last visit at 6 pm.
From 05/15 Btill 09/15 : 9am / 7 pm no stop.
Hours departure on www.cavedevouvray.com
Rates : 2,20€ / person. Children from 6 to 18 years old : 1,20€
Group (from 10 persons) : 1,70€ / person
Cellar of the Producers of Vouvray38 rue de la Vallée Coquette
37210 VouvrayPhone number : 00 33 2 47 52 75 03, fax: 00 332 47 52 66 41
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Site : www.cavedevouvray.com