Enclosed by the arms of the Indre, the Château de l'Islette was the site of the passionate love affair between Rodin and Camille Claudel. The latter sculpted La Petite Châtelaine here, a bronze of which you can admire. Completed around 1530, this remarkable Renaissance castle consists of a long rectangular main building, flanked by two imposing towers, crowned by a machicolation. Its Great Hall and its chapel offer a magnificent pictorial decoration. A place to live, browse through the rooms currently occupied by the owners and discover the layout of a 21st century castle, combining history and modernity.
The Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, which now covers 32 hectares, offers one of the most beautiful views of the royal river and is a belvedere on the wild Loire. It welcomes more than 385,000 visitors each year. It includes the Château (15th-19th century), its stables, its landscaped park and the International Garden Festival. As a centre for the arts and nature, the estate also hosts installations by contemporary artists and exhibitions by major photographers. In season: the "Gardens of Light" invite you to a night walk to discover the gardens of the Festival; the Restaurant of the Domain welcomes you and offers you an inventive cuisine.
It's THE pass you need to make the most of your stay! Your pass gives you access to 9 touristic and cultural places in and around Tours (Castle and Gardens of Villandry, Castle of Azay-le-Rideau, Castle of Tours, Centre of Contemporary Creation Olivier Debré, Fine Arts Museum, « Compagnonnage » Museum, Natural History Museum, Saint-Cosme Priory, Psalette Cloister) and a guided visit of Tours. Present your City Pass and enjoy a little tourist train tour (available end of March 2024) and exclusive benefits from our partners (leisure providers, grocery stores...).
Imagine a palace delicately poised above the Loire, with gardens suspended between heaven and earth... It's hardly surprising that Amboise was one of the favourite sites of the kings of France when they transformed their country during the Renaissance. Charles VIII and François I, Leonardo da Vinci and the iconic Queen Anne of Brittany are all familiar faces here. Even today, the views are breathtaking! The 360° panorama takes in landscapes listed as World Heritage Sites. A castle open to nature, a haven of peace for birds, Amboise is also a place of innovation, where innovations such as the HistoPad enhance the experience. LPO Refuge. Please note: the Saint Hubert chapel is closed for works until the end of 2023.