Located in the regional natural park of the Brenne area, the Château d’Azay-le-Ferron displaying architecture ranging from the 14th to the 18th century, the Azay-le-Ferron château will transport you from one style to another, from one epoch to the next.

Throughout your visit, you will discover salons, chambers, a dining room, a kitchen, a library — all in all fifteen sumptuously furnished rooms inhabited by the Hersent-Luzarche family, proprietor starting in 1852 and for close to a century. In 1951 the last descendant of the family, Marthe Hersent-Luzarch, bequeathed the estate to the town of Tours, endowing it with the mission to open a unique venue to the public.

An exceptionally bucolic castle is situated in the midst of 55 acres of greenery redesigned by the celebrated landscape gardeners Denis and Eugène Bülher, who drew from their imagination a landscaped park bringing together a multitude of tree species, boxwood bushes and topiaries of which the collection is reputedly among the most beautiful in France. The visitor’s stroll will take him or her through flower gardens where collectible roses predominate.  A conservatory orchard displaying ancient varieties of apples and pears renders the site’s natural diversity even more impressive.

Tours given by modern-day “chatelains” in period costumes will enable you to discover the Château d’Azay-le-Ferron from a different perspective. They will allow you to set your eyes in rooms usually closed to the public, and provide you with an opportunity to enjoy the company of guides and actors while sampling local products.



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