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The Loire Valley Sights

Château du Petit Thouars

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

Updated 04/07/2014

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 tour 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

Map It

Phone:

/02–47–95–96–40

Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Sat. 9:30–1 and 2–5:30

Updated 04/07/2014

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