Places to visit
Memory house to Maillé On August 25th, 1944, 124 inhabitants of the municipality of Maillé are massacred by German soldiers and the village is almost entirely destroyed. Nevertheless, unlike Oradour-sur-Glane, the history of Maillé remained totally forgotten. Opened in 2006, the Memory House has for objective to immortalize the memory of this drama and to give elements of explanations to understand the context and the progress of this massacre. The permanent exhibition is also usual in the post-war years which saw Maillé to recover from these ashes counterparts that little by little the national memory forgot the tragic fate of this village.
Opening : from Wednesday till Saturday from 10:30 am till 1 pm and from 2 pm till 6 pm, Sunday and Monday from 2 pm till 6 pm. All year except on December 25th and January 1st.Rates : adult: 5,80€, child ( +12 years old ): 2,90€. Free for least than 12 years. Movie : 1,25€
rue de la Paix
Phone number : 00 33 2 47 65 24 89 E-mail : email@example.comSite : 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
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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. In the middle of an exceptional natural frame, the site makes you find the authenticity of the peasant life and the wealth of the rural heritage of Touraine. Troglodytic farms, underground passage
refuge of the Middle Ages, animals of the farm.
Opening: 02/15 to 04/11 : every day from 2 pm till 5:00 pm, 04/12 to 09/31 : every day from 10 am till 7 pm, 10/01 to 11/02 : every day from 11 am till 6 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: email@example.com Site: www.troglodytedesgoupillieres.fr Maurice Dufresne museum to Azay le RideauThe Maurice Dufresne museum is established in the magnificent park of a former mill on the edges of the Indre, in Azay-le-Rideau, the restored mechanisms of which are always in service. The treasure of the museum lives more still in its spectacular collection: old vehicles, unusual objects, vintage posters, collection of weapons, historic parts, etc. make live to the visitors a surprising journey in the past of these last hundred and fifty years. The oldest specimens of the collection going back up at the beginning of the XXth century. These collector's items were protected thanks to the passion of a salvage dealer and an exceptional collector, who, for sixty years of his life, so established a real mechanical and historic heritage. On the road of the castles of the Loire, the Maurice Dufresne museum became an inescapable and original stage for all the ages, as well families, nostalgic, as collectors.
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgSite: 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).
Visit of the castle and the walk in the park
In June 16th on September 15th, 2014
Every day except Sunday morning from 10 am till 7 pm
Departures of guided tours: 10 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm
Visits of groups on reservation
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.
Rent of tape guides in F-GB-D-I-E-NL-CH. Restoring the Table of the fairies opened at lunch time.
Opening: in April: 10 am-6 pm, from 05/01 till 09/30: 10 am-7 pm, from 10/01 till 11/02: 10 am-6 pm. Restoring the Table of the fairies: 12 am / 2:30 pm from April till September + Halloween holidays.
Rates: 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 : email@example.com
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: guided tours from 04/10 till 05/20 and from 06/15 till 09/15 Tuesdays and Sundays at 3 pm.
Personalized guided tours all year long by appointment (min. Pers 6.)
Free visits from 04/10 till 05/20 and from 06/15 till 09/15 (more details on www.abbayedeboisaubry.fr or by phone +33 (0)2 47 58 37 11).
Rates for guided tours: adult: 10€, child ( 5 - 16 years): 5€, groups, handicapped persons, students: 8€
Rates for free visits: adult: 8€, child ( 5 - 16 years): 5€, groups, handicapped persons, students: 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. Knight, the sword in the hand and activating machines of war, liven up the visits, punctuating them with crunchy anecdotes. He leads 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
and August 15th/16th.
Opening and rates:
►Middle Ages jobs with workshops and livened up visit: from Mays 18th till 20th , the weekends of June (except Saturday, 8th) and every day from the 1st of July till the 1st of September, from 10 am-7 pm.
Adult: 9,50€, cubbyhole / group: 7,50€, child (5-12years: 6€, free - 5 years.
►Night-visits: Fridays and Saturdays of July and August from 7 pm
Adult: 11€, cubbyhole / group: 8,50€, child ( 5 - 12 years): 7€, free - 5 years.
►Banquet followed by the visit by night: July 13th, August 15th and 16th at 8:30 pm on reservation, 180 available places : 34€ /-10ans 15€
Fortress of the Black hawk
rue du Château 37250 Montbazon
Phone number : 00 33 2 47 34 34 10
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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: all the year - from 2pm till 6pm - except on tuesdays.
Rates: 10€/person - Free for children less than 7 years old.
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
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EURL Ligérienne de Navigation to Rochecorbon
A walk of 50 minutes directly commented for all the ages.
To Rochecorbon, embark aboard Saint-Martin-de-Tours, walk boat of 66 places, pleasantly fitted out and protected.
Discover an extraordinary natural garden shaped by the Loire over the centuries. You will evolve in the middle of the wild islands and the water birds. A moment of relaxation and culture assured at the foot of majestic cliffs limestones of Rochecorbon, stuffed with troglodytic houses, and with the aim of the charming castle of Moncontour celebrated by Balzac, the any depiction living thanks to comments directly from the Captain.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational farm of the Cabri au laitSébastien and Claire welcome you in the farm of the Cabri au lait to make you taste their cheeses and other dairy products of goat. Certified in organic farming, they decided to favor a quality agriculture while creating a small exploitation.
From February till November, the farm welcomes all the public, the children, the pupils, the family, the handicaped, senior adults by appointment. We can then walk in pastures, observe animals, flowers and taste the wild plants.
In the goat shed, we can participate in the draft and in the care given to animals. To the cheese dairy, we discover the manufacturing of cheeses and yoghurt.Several thematic workshops are proposed by a duration of 2 hours 30 min till 1/2 a day, from 5,80€ / person.
The visits and tastings of a duration of 1 hour 30 min: 4€ / adult and 3€ (child from 4 to 12 years old)
Possibility of a greedy visit of 2 hours with tasting of cheeses - biological wine and bread: 15€ / adult and 5€ (child from 4 to 17 years old).
©Cabri au lait
Cabri au lait
Les Héraults - 37800 Sepmes
Phone number: +33(0)2 47 32 94 86 or +33 (0)6 17 11 19 19
Cellar 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 : email@example.com
Site : www.cavedevouvray.com