Archaeological Museum                                                                                             

 

Archaeological Museum
Mairie (2e étage)
41140 THESEE

In the Museum of Thesee you can see collections of ceramics excavated from the ancient Gallo-Roman site of "Tasciaca".
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Bonaventure Manor                                                                                             

 

Bonaventure Manor
Le Gué du Loir
41100 MAZANGE

Bonaventure Manor (classified as a historic monument) is a complex of buildings built from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, with a house, pavilion, service areas and an enclosure with towers and a closed garden. It has for over 300 years been owned by the family of Alfred de Musset.
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Château de Montmarin                                                                                             

 

Château de Montmarin

41170 SARGE-SUR-BRAYE

A beautiful 17th century residence in the style of the Perche region, the Château de Montmarin is located on the hills, backed by woodland and overlooking the Braye Valley. Free or guided visit (approx 1 ha) of the park, stables, chapel, vegetable garden and dovecote.
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Château de Selles-sur-Cher                                                                                             

 

Château de Selles-sur-Cher
1 place du Château
41130 SELLES-SUR-CHER

This is surely the most unusual castle in the region. 3 castles in one: soil and moat made between 935 and the end of the 12th century; the medieval castle built in the 13th century and redesigned in the 17th and 19th century. The Renaissance castle built in the 17th century. NEW: 3D tour!
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Château de Villesavin                                                                                             

 

Château de Villesavin

41250 TOUR-EN-SOLOGNE

This private château was built in 1537 by Jean le Breton, finance secretary of François I, in charge of overseeing construction of the Château de Chambord. In addition to the residential area, you can visit a painted chapel, dovecote, wedding museum and a collection of horse-drawn carriages.
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Château des Radrets                                                                                             

 

Château des Radrets

41170 SARGE-SUR-BRAYE

On the way to Baillou on the Roussard circuit, the Château des Radrets has retained its 16th and 17th century fortifications, and the Basse-cour, the former 15th century manor house and barn with a 16th century structure resembling the overturned hull of a vessel.
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Château of Bois-Freslon                                                                                             

 

Château of Bois-Freslon

41800 TERNAY

The Château de Bois-Freslon occupies a prominent spot half way up the hillside on the left bank of the Loir, near Ternay. From its terrace, visitors can discover a lovely view over the valley.
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Château of Chambord                                                                                             

 

Château of Chambord

41250 CHAMBORD

Chambord is an exceptional work of art. It is emblematic of the French Renaissance across the globe, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its 5440 hectares, the Domaine National de Chambord is the largest walled domain in Europe and is situated less than two hours from Paris.
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Château of Chantecaille                                                                                             

 

Château of Chantecaille

41500 MER

Château de Chantecaille (CMH), 15th - 17th century, was the home of American sculptor John Storrs. Free visits of the outdoor areas: terrace, chapel (former ice house), wash house and entrance gate.
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Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire                                                                                             

 

Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire
Rue Village Neuf
41150 CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE

Offering one of the most beautiful views of the royal river, the Park extends over 32 hectares and brings together the château, its stables and its grounds, as well as the International Garden Festival. A renowned centre of arts and nature, the Park invites famous artists to exhibit their works.
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Château of Chémery                                                                                             

 

Château of Chémery
Rue Paul Boncour
41700 CHEMERY

The Château de Chémery combines medieval and Renaissance architecture. Surrounded by a moat, the buildings are arranged around the courtyard and its outdoor theatre. Access is by the old drawbridge.
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Château of Cheverny                                                                                             

 

Château of Cheverny

41700 CHEVERNY

This private château is still lived in; it is the most beautifully furnished château in the Loire Valley. It served as a model to Hergé for Moulinsart, Tintin's château. It is surrounded by a park, part of which - 4 different gardens and the kennel - can be visited.
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Château of Colliers                                                                                             

 

Château of Colliers

41500 MUIDES-SUR-LOIRE

The foundations of the Château de Colliers (17th and 18th century) are lapped by the waters of the Loire. Guided visits only on prior request.

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Château of Cour-sur-Loire                                                                                             

 

Château of Cour-sur-Loire
15 quai de la Loire
41500 COUR-SUR-LOIRE

The Cour-sur-Loire Château, a fifteenth century listed building, has a park and terraces overlooking the Loire. Guided tour only (approx. 45 mins) of the outside and the park.
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Château of Droué                                                                                             

 

Château of Droué
Place de la République
41270 DROUE

The château (CMH) was built around 1610 by Isaac du Raynier, Lord of Droué. It is partly surrounded by a moat and boasts a brick-built main building and an impressive lodge. A 50 hectares park and a magnificent 15th-century wooden barn. Visits without a guide.
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Château of Ferté-Imbault                                                                                             

 

Château of Ferté-Imbault

41300 LA FERTE-IMBAULT

The Château at La Ferté-Imbault is the largest brick building in the Loir-et-Cher area and the oldest preserved fortress surviving today. Guided tour of the exterior and service quarters.
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Château of Fougères-sur-Bièvre                                                                                             

 

Château of Fougères-sur-Bièvre
1 rue Henri Goyer
41120 FOUGERES-SUR-BIEVRE

Built at the end of the 15th century, the castle of Fougères-sur-Bièvre offers the image of the ideal castle with its keep, a courtyard with machicolations and its fortified entry gate. Located near a river, with its vegetable garden of medieval inspiration.
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Château of Gué-Péan                                                                                             

 

Château of Gué-Péan

41400 MONTHOU-SUR-CHER

In the hollow of a wooded valley, the architecture of this Château has seen 2000 years of history. Built on the square bases of a Roman camp, then a fortress in the Middle Ages, the stone bridge and dry moat of which can still be seen, the château then became a leisure property in the Renaissance.
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Château of Mézière                                                                                             

 

Château of Mézière
La Prazerie
41360 LUNAY

Family home lived in by the same family since 1893, this 16th century château was built on a Gallo-Roman villa to which it owes its name. The King of Navarre and his wife Jeanne d'Albret were guests in the house.
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Château of Moléon                                                                                             

 

Château of Moléon
45 rue du chateau
41600 NOUAN-LE-FUZELIER

The building was enlarged from its 15th century origins over several stages. The first series of works were in the 17th and 19th centuries. All that remains of the original construction are the square-based octagonal tower and the western wing with its abutting rounded tower.
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Château of Monteaux                                                                                             

 

Château of Monteaux
53 rue de la Vallée
41150 MONTEAUX

The Château (16th-18th centuries) is partially surrounded by a moat. Its grounds include the mill of Giesvres (ISMH), 18th century, and a chapel built in a former tower. Visits without a guide of the outdoor areas only (grounds and view of the courtyard). The mill and the chapel are open.
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Château of Montlivault                                                                                             

 

Château of Montlivault
33 grande Rue
41350 MONTLIVAULT

With the village situated along the Loire upstream of Blois, the Château de Montlivault occupies a privileged position and has a fish pond and a wash house on the other side of the arch at the bottom of the park, dating from the eighteenth century.
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Château of Moulin                                                                                             

 

Château of Moulin
Le Moulin
41230 LASSAY-SUR-CROISNE

This 15th century castle made with pink bricks set with freestone, is surrounded by a moat. The strawberry conservatory (a collection of 40 varieties), a small museum and a fun trail complete the visit.
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Château of Rochambeau                                                                                             

 

Château of Rochambeau
1 hameau de Rochambeau
41100 THORE-LA-ROCHETTE

Family owned since 1516. During the 18th century, Maréchal de Rochambeau, hero of the American War of Independence, modified the 16th century manor house, enlarging it in the style of his time. The chapel and the hemicycle were rebuilt in the mid 19th century following collapse of the hillside.
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Château of Saint-Aignan                                                                                             

 

Château of Saint-Aignan

41110 SAINT-AIGNAN

Discover the outdoor areas (main courtyard and terraces) of the Château de Saint-Aignan, a manor house (late 15th, early 16th century) built on the ruins of the former feudal castle of which the keep is still standing.
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Château of Talcy                                                                                             

 

Château of Talcy
18 rue du Château
41370 TALCY

The tapered roofs of the château stand out above the Beauce plains. This fortified house built in the 16th century by banker Salviati was the theater of the love story between Cassandra Salviati and tge poet Ronsard in the 16th century.
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Château of Thomasserie                                                                                             

 

Château of Thomasserie

41400 VALLIERES-LES-GRANDES

A U-shaped hunting lodge with facades looking onto a courtyard and onto the grounds, surrounded by a moat. The current layout of the property is organised around two courtyards. The central building has a large entrance hall opening out on each side through large doorways.
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Château of Troussay                                                                                             

 

Château of Troussay
Route de Troussay
41700 CHEVERNY

The Château de Troussay is the smallest of the Chateaux of the Loire. Architectural jewels in its green setting, located in the vineyards of Cheverny is a haven of peace that offers authentic castle life in the twenty-first century for people who wants to visit or stay there.
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Château of Villelouet                                                                                             

 

Château of Villelouet
38, rue du Plessis
41120 CHAILLES

The Château was built in the 17th century and modified in the 18th and 19th centuries. It stands on the banks of the Cosson and boasts a magnificent main courtyard surrounded by railings and a remarkable Troubadour-style chapel. With prior appointment, visits without a guide of the outdoor areas
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Cheverny Gardens                                                                                             

 

Cheverny Gardens

41700 CHEVERNY

The 17th-century flowerbeds surround the Château following the symmetry of its architecture. A little further off, the landscaped garden boasts giant sequoias, cedars and several varieties of pine trees. The vegetable garden has been redesigned in a grid layout also featuring flowering species.

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Commandry of the Knights Templar                                                                                             

 

Commandry of the Knights Templar
Route des Templiers
41170 ARVILLE

The Templar base of Arville is one of the best preserved in France. The Knighthood order history centre shows the history of knights and crusades. Buildings such as the tithe barn, dovecote, templar church and the medieval garden, complete the visit.
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Fréteval feudal castle                                                                                             

 

Fréteval feudal castle
Route d'Oucques
41160 FRETEVAL

The remains of an 11th century fortress cover 4.5 hectares. This was a high-place of the tumultuous relations between the Plantagenets and the Kingdom of France.
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Gallo-Roman ruins                                                                                             

 

Gallo-Roman ruins
Les Mazelles
41140 THESEE

To the west of the village les Mazelles, remains from the Gallo-Roman era, can be explored. These monuments situated on the ancient Tours - Bourges road and measuring 40 m in length and 7.5 m in height, remain an enigma to this day.
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Guided visit of the old fortress                                                                                             

 

Guided visit of the old fortress
2 Rue de Bizieux
41170 MONDOUBLEAU

The remains of an ancient fortress with a 33-metre high dungeon, feature a polishing tool. The Governor's House closeby is not to be missed.
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Manor de la Possonnière                                                                                             

 

Manor de la Possonnière
La Possonnière
41800 COUTURE-SUR-LOIR

The birthplace of Pierre de Ronsard, the "Prince of Poets", the manor house offers remarkable sculptures, the first expressions of the Italian Renaissance in France. A garden of roses (ancient and modern) and a vegetable garden complete the visit.
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Park & Château of Beauregard                                                                                             

 

Park & Château of Beauregard
12 chemin de la Fontaine
41120 CELLETTES

Former hunting lodge of Chambord, built on the orders of François Ist, it is renowned for its famous portrait gallery, the first Facebook in history. The landscaped park has great variety and covers 40 ha; it is supplemented by the Portraits garden as imagined by landscape architect Gilles Clément.
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Park and ruins of the Château de Vendôme                                                                                             

 

Park and ruins of the Château de Vendôme
Rampe du Château
41100 VENDOME

From its location overlooking the Loir, the ruins and terrasses of the château offer panoramic views over Vendôme and the Loir Valley.
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Prieuré de la Chaise                                                                                             

 

Prieuré de la Chaise
8 rue du Prieuré
41400 SAINT-GEORGES-SUR-CHER

Visit of the twelth-century chapel of the Prieuré de la Chaise, 15th century manor house where Benedictine monks lived until the French Revolution.
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Royal Château of Blois                                                                                             

 

Royal Château of Blois
Place du Château
41000 BLOIS

Favorite residence of the Kings of France in the Renaissance. Explore several centuries of history by visiting the royal castle of Blois, a unique monument in the Loire Valley ! Drama, little scheme and games of power : the time of a visit, this castle tells you the fate of 7 kings and 10 queens...
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Ruins of the Château de Lavardin                                                                                             

 

Ruins of the Château de Lavardin
Grand Rue
41800 LAVARDIN

Visit of the rooms, underground passages... An incredible discovery which we do not guess from the outside. On a rocky promontory overlooking the Loir, the ruins of the fortress dismantled on the order of Henri 4.
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The Riddles Château - Loire Valley                                                                                             

 

The Riddles Château - Loire Valley
Le Château de Rocheux
41160 FRETEVAL

At last! A château that is fun to visit! In the heart of the Loire Valley, come and discover the Château de Rocheux with family and friends. Search the Treasure of Freteval through a series of 21 adventure games.
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Tour de Grisset, cella d'un temple gallo-romain                                                                                             

 

Tour de Grisset, cella d'un temple gallo-romain
Place Pierre Genevée
41160 FRETEVAL

Remains of the cella of a Gallo-Roman temple from the second century . Saved since 1997, it still has its roof and its arched entrance. Free tour constantly (teaching desk on site). In season, possibility of guided visit by prior request.
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Tour of Montrichard                                                                                             

 

Tour of Montrichard

41400 MONTRICHARD VAL DE CHER

To Discover: the historic town of montrichard during a guided tour.
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Vendôme discovery tracks                                                                                             

 

Vendôme discovery tracks
47-49 rue Poterie
41100 VENDOME

2 circuits leaving from the Tourist Office take you through the historic heart of Vendôme. Can be downloaded with the Vendôme Tour application. The routes allow discovery of the rich heritage of the city. Stages are interspersed with information panels and the route is marked out with golden markers
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Visit of the dungeon and its museums                                                                                             

 

Visit of the dungeon and its museums
Grand degrés de Sainte Croix
41400 MONTRICHARD VAL DE CHER

This 12th century dungeon overlook the Cher Valley houses, the Archaeological Museum and the Amis du Vieux Montrichard museum. 3 levels of exhibitions.
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Visit of the mediaeval village of Lavardin                                                                                             

 

Visit of the mediaeval village of Lavardin

41800 LAVARDIN

The village of Lavardin is among "the most beautiful villages of France". Stroll through the picturesque streets ("La Rotte aux Biques", etc) lined with remarkably restored old houses from the 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th centuries
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Visit of the town of Montoire                                                                                             

 

Visit of the town of Montoire

41800 MONTOIRE-SUR-LE-LOIR

At the heart of Ronsard country, Montoire is rich in heritage and history, ranging from its medieval castle to a meeting between Hitler and Petain. Do not miss the Saint-Gilles Chapel and its mural paintings.
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Visit of the village of Trôo (a troglodytic site)                                                                                             

 

Visit of the village of Trôo (a troglodytic site)
39 rue Auguste Arnault
41800 TROO

Discover the picturesque alleyways (the rock of Saint-Gabriel, the fountain...) and walk up and down the countless stairways between the different levels. Saint-Martin collegiate church, the speaking well and the lazaret of Sainte-Catherine are other features of the visit.
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