The Loire Valley Sights

Château du Petit Thouars

  • Rte. de la Chaussee Map It
  • Fontevraud
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Try some local wines at the stunning, Renaissance-era Château du Petit Thouars, which enjoys an enchanting hilltop setting just off the Vienne River (between Chinon and Fontevraud). The descendents of Aristide du Petit Thouars, a French naval officer who fought in the American Revolution, have created a small museum illustrating the adventures of their family members that visitors can see after a dégustation of still and sparkling wines from their hillside vineyard. The historic château, alas, is still a private home, only to be enjoyed from the outside.

Sight Information

Address:

Rte. de la Chaussee, St-Germain-sur-Vienne, Fontevraud, 37500, France

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Phone:

/02–47–95–96–40

Sight Details:

  • Museum and tasting free
  • May–Sept., Tues.–Sat. 9:30–12:30 and 2:30–4:30; Oct.–Apr., weekdays 9:30–12:30 and 2:30–4:30

Published 06/25/2015

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