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Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau



The chateau of Azay-le-Rideau was erected during the first very creative years of King Francis 1st reign. Located in Touraine, it is part of the great tradition of the Loire Valley Chateaux. Built by Gilles Berthelot, a rich financier from the local bourgeoisie, it proves the taste of the educated elite for the Italian Renaissance. The building opens the era of pleasure residences combining the charm of French chateaux to the majesty of Italian palaces.

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Opening hours and fees 2017

Opening Hours

  • October to March: 10:00 am to 5:15 pm
  • April, May, June, September: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
  • July and August : 9.30 am to 11.00 pm
  • Last access 1 hour prior to the closing time

Closed on January 1st, May 1st, December 25th


Full rate: 10,50€

Free for children under 18

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