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France » Pays-de-loire » Azay-le-Rideau
From Paris to Azay-le-Rideau: 4h00

Where to stay?
» Château du Gerfaut
» La Renaudière
» Le Clos de Ligré

What to visit?
» Bonsaï Chénerilles / Salles

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Built on an island in the middle of the Indre, Azay-le-Rideau was constructed in the reign of François 1by one of his financiers, Gilles Berthelot. Rising up in the centre of a romantic park, the château retains an extraordinary unity of style : a perfect combination of traditional elements and Italicism. The décor of the fully furnished rooms, recounts the life of the most illustrious occupants of the house over the centuries.
At nightfall the château opens the gates to its grounds for a novel show in which light and music become a “ universal language” to convey emotion. Moving at his own pace, lingering wherever sensitivity and emotion move him, the visitor follows a route between grounds and château along which the powerful creative spirit of the Renaissance is evoked by light, music and stage direction.

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