Overlooking the River Loire, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as a cultural landscape, it is one of the most remarkable châteaux of the Loire Valley. Property of Queen Catherine de’ Medici followed by her rival, Diane de Poitiers, during the 16th century, the château has welcomed a number of famous figures throughout its history including Nostradamus, the sculptor Nini, Benjamin Franklin and Germaine de Staël. At the end of the 19th century, it underwent an intensely influential period filled with high-society parties as the Princess de Broglie, the last private owner of the Domaine, brought extraordinary modernity to the Château.
AROUND THE CHÂTEAU
Explore the most luxurious and modern stables in Europe, built in 1877 by the architect Paul-Ernest Sanson at the request of the Prince de Broglie.
THE HISTORIC GROUNDS
Take a walk through the Historic Grounds, designed from 1884 by Henri Duchêne, the greatest French landscape architect of the late 19th century. The 21 hectares of English- style historical grounds are exactly as the Prince de Broglie desired.