Travel Itinerary Map for Day Trip in Langeais

Langeais Castle

Langeais

Check Point
・The castle where Charles VIII held his wedding ceremony

・The oldest fortress in France remaining in the garden

・Tapestry with 1000 flowers

【Castle description】

It’s a castle which we can visit by train from Tours for 30 minutes. There is the oldest fortress in France. The fortress became the castle by Louis 11th because it was destroyed during the Hundred Year’s War. The wedding ceremony of Charles 8th took place in this castle.

Overall rating】

 ★★★☆☆

Time required】

 2 h 30

【Budget】

 11.50 euros

Fatigue】

 ★★☆☆☆



Itinerary Map

Navigation

【Start】
①Langeais Station

★When you leave the station, turn left. Then, turn right at a crossroad and turn left at the dead end. It takes 10 minutes by walk.

②Langeais Castle

★When you leave the castle, turn left and go ahead by the dead end. It takes 5 minutes.

③Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

★Go to the street beside the church and turn right at the end. As you return to the street where you’ve already walked, go back to the station with the same route. It takes 20 minutes.

【Goal】
Langeais Station


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Start】

①Langeais Station

Gare de Langeais

★When you leave the station, turn left. Then, turn right at a crossroad and turn left at the dead end. It takes 10 minutes by walk.


②Langeais Castle

Langeais Castle

Château de Langeais

Time required: 90 min

Admission fee: 11.50 euros

Opening hour:
9 h 30 am – 5 h 30 pm in February and March /
9 am – 7 pm in July and August /
10 am – 5 pm in December and January /
9 h 30 am – 6 h 30 pm between April and June, September and November

Close: No

This castle is part of France’s oldest fortress, which was used during the Hundred Years’ War with England. The interior is mainly a recreation of the life of the castle lord, and you can see a tapestry depicting thousands of flowers, floors with detailed decorations, and the dining tables and bedrooms of the aristocrats. In addition, the wedding ceremony of Charles VIII is recreated using mannequins. The gardens are also a highlight, and you can peer into the castle through the windows in the only remaining fortress walls. Although the grounds are not large, there are many things to tickle children’s hearts, such as a secret base in the tree.

Thousands of flowers tapestry
tapestry in the castle
ancient fortress


★When you leave the castle, turn left and go ahead by the dead end. It takes 5 minutes.


③Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm

Close: No

The church’s iconic black-roofed clock tower was built in 1662. The exterior of the church is also painted with pink and white stripes. The interior is simple with almost no stained glass, and the floor is decorated with lots of decorations like those at Château de Langeais.


★Go to the street beside the church and turn right at the end. As you return to the street where you’ve already walked, go back to the station with the same route. It takes 20 minutes.



Goal】

Langeais Station



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