Sightseeing route in Azay-le-Rideau


【Castle description】

It’s a castle on the banks of the Indre river in the Loire region. When we compare this castle with other castles in this region, it’s small and we don’t take much time for the visit. But it’s one of masterpieces in the beginning of the Renaissance and the castle reflected on the mirror of the water is beautiful.

【Overall rating】


【Time required】

 2 h 30


 10.50 euros



【Sightseeing route】


①Azay-le-Rideau station

Gare d’Azay-Le-Rideau

★When you leave the station, turn left and go straight on Gare Avenue. When you arrive at a forked road, go to the left street of Carnot St. It takes 25 minutes by walk.

②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the street and turn left at République Square. Then, go straight on the street. It takes 5 minutes.

③Ticket Office

Admission fee: 10.50 euros

Opening hour: 9 h 30 am – 6 pm (10 am – 5 h 45 pm between October and March / until 7 pm between July and August)

Close: 1/1, 5/1, 12/25

★Enter the garden.

④Azay-le-Rideau Castle

Château d’Azay-le-Rideau

Time required: 40 min

the interior of the castle
the interior of the castle ②

★Walk in the garden around the castle. It takes 20 minutes. Then, go back to the station with the same route. It takes 30 minutes by walk.

the garden of the castle


Azay-le-Rideau station