Priority entrance tickets for the Château Azay le Rideau
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Priority entrance tickets for the Château Azay le Rideau

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Do this because
  • Discover one of France’s most breathtaking castles
  • Visit an authentic architectural masterpiece of the Renaissance
  • Admire the true synthesis of French and Italian savoir-faire
What to expect

Described by Balzac over lunch one day as "a facetted diamond set in the Indre", Azay-le-Rideau is one of the most famous châteaux of the Loire.

Built in the early part of the 11th century, the Château of Azay-le-Rideau was burned during the Hundred Years’ War and later rebuilt during the reign of François I, by a wealthy financier. A true synthesis between the French art of construction and the innovations in Italian architecture, the Château of Azay-le-Rideau is an authentic masterpiece of the Renaissance. Set on an island in the middle of the Indre river, this picturesque château has become an absolute jewel of the Loire Valley, incredibly pretty inside and out.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Priority entrance ticket
    What's not included
    • Guide
    Reduced price

    The entrance is free for:

    • Children under 18 (except school groups)
    • EU citizens (18-25)
    • Disabled people
    • Unemployed people (proof required)
    • All visitors on the first Sunday of the month from 1 January to 31 March and from 1 December to 31 December
    • All visitors during the "Journées du Patrimoine" on the 3rd weekend of September
    Where

    19 Rue Balzac, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France

    Meeting point:

    Present your ticket at the entrance of the Château Azay le Rideau.

    What to remember
    • Ticket valid until 3 August 2022
    • The ticket gives you access to an unguided tour of the monument
    • Luggage and big items exceeding 55cm*35cm*20cm will not be accepted
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    When
    • October to March
      Every day from 10.00 am to 5.15 pm
    • April to September
      Every day from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm (7.00 pm in July and August)
    • Closed on 1st May and 25th December
      Last admission: 1 hour before closure

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    Provider
    Centre des Monuments Nationaux
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.
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