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The Loire Valley Sights

Château de Langeais

Updated 04/07/2014

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Built in the 1460s, bearing a massive portcullis and gate, and never altered, the Château de Langeais has an interior noted for its superb collection of medieval and Renaissance furnishings: its assorted fireplaces, tapestries, chests, and beds would make Guinevere and Lancelot feel right at home. An hourly waxworks and video show tells the story of the secret dawn wedding of King Charles VIII with Anne of Brittany in the room where it took place in 1491. Outside, gardens

nestle behind sturdy walls and battlements; kids will make a beeline for the playgrounds and tree house. The town itself has other sites, including a Renaissance church tower, but chances are you won't want to move from the delightful outdoor cafés that face the castle entrance. Do follow the road a bit to the right (when looking at the entrance) to discover the charming historic houses grouped around a waterfall and canal.

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Sight Information

Address:

Pl. Pierre de Brosse, Langeais, 37130, France

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Phone:

/02–47–96–72–60

Sight Details:

  • €9
  • Apr.–June and Sept.–mid-Nov., daily 9:30–6:30; July and Aug., daily 9–7; mid-Nov.–Jan. daily 10–5; Feb.–Mar., daily 9:30–5:30

Updated 04/07/2014

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