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】



To visit this town, we take a bus named Autocar from Tours station.

Time required: 45 min / Admission fee: 3 euros

①Bus stop; Azay-le-Rideau(Mairie)

★Get off the bus and turn left at the first crossroad. It takes 5 minutes.

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 bus stop with the same route. It takes 10 minutes by walk.

the garden of the castle


Bus stop; Azay-le-Rideau(Mairie)