Visit the castle

Plunge yourself into the daily life of a prince at the end of the Middle Ages. The credenzas and sculpted beds, trunks with elaborate locks, prestigious wall hangings from the 15th and 16th centuries, but also the refined dishes, precious tableware and reconstituted costumes put life back into the reception halls and the private rooms in the lordly residence (see the château’s interiors).

Relive the event that marked the château’s history : the royal wedding of Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany, portrayed by strikingly realistic wax figures.

Walk along the parapet walk with its machicolations, then visit the medieval-style gardens and the park. There you will discover the keep’s construction site as the builders of the year 1000 would have known it, the tree house and the belvedere on the Loire (see the château’s park).

Please note : the drawbridge is one of the last to still be activated manually, at the château’s opening and closing times ! (see the château’s opening hours).

Unguided tour

Discover at your own pace, a richly furnished residence from the dawn of the Renaissance. In each room, information cards help you discover the life of a great lord of the Middle Ages. Watch the royal wedding ceremony of Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany recreated in sound and light (in French and English/ Length : 8 minutes).

– Length : 90 minutes (château and park)

– Languages : information cards in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, japonese and Portuguese.

– Prices : 7€ per person (professional rate : 6,50€)

– Conditions : starting at 20 people / Free for the guide and chauffeur.

Guided tour

Let yourself be transported to a period rich in changes, with a tour full of entertaining stories through the main rooms of the château. The lordly way of life, table manners, entertaining guests, wardrobes… will all be revealed to you.

– Length : 1 hour

– Languages : French, English, Spanish

– Prices : guided tour fixed price 40€ + 7€ per person

– Conditions : reservation required / starting at 20 people / Free for the guide and chauffeur.

Tour and wine-tasting

Following the tour of the château, enjoy a tasting of wines from the La Herpinière vineyard, the first wine estate to adopt organic farming in Azay-le-Rideau. The wine-maker Christophe Verronneau will welcome you in the Banquet Hall of the castle and will present his wines made with respect for the land and the vintage. This wine tasting will be accompanied by a selection of regional products.

– Length : from 90 minutes to 2 hours

– Language : tour and wine-tasting offered in French and English

– Prices and terms : starting 20 people, 16,30€ per person

Introduction to medieval dance

After discovering the sounds of instruments from the late Middle Ages, visitors can practice a few dance steps.

– Length : from 90 minutes to 2 hours

– Language : tour and wine-tasting offered in French and English

– Prices : starting at 20 people ; 13,50 € per person

Information and reservations

For all reservations and for more information about the tour options for adults groups, please contact us on +33 (0)2 47 96 72 60.

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Also at the Château de Langeais:

Refreshments:

– Possibility of picnicking in the château’s park or in the covered market in the town centre in the case of rain (2 min on foot) / Beverages on sale at the gift shop

Leisure

– Rest and recreations areas in the park : playgrounds and tree house

Culture

– Reading room with comics and educational works (in French only) based on the theme of the Middle Ages / Gift shop and bookstore specialising in the Middle Ages, children’s section (books about daily life, games and costumes).