Welcome to the smallest of the Loire castles! In the heart of the Loire valley, comfortably nestled in 30 acres of greenery, the château of Troussay is an architectural jewel. Belonging to the same family for 119 years, Troussay epitomizes Val de Loire architecture and the Sologne tradition of a wine-producing region. It exudes charm and well-being.
While the history of Troussay got underway around 1450 with the laying down of the first stone, the first record signaling a proprietor occurred later on; Robert de Bugy, known as “Seigneur of Troussay”, was a Renaissance figure. His descendants were intent on extending and embellishing the Troussay estate.
In 1828, the Saussaye family inherited the castle. Known as a friend of Prosper Mérimée and Félix Duban, Louis de la Saussaye ably supervised restoration proceedings, imbuing the ancient manor with the allure of a château. By dint of the architectural refinement and the artful elaboration of its towers and its oratory and thanks to the precious materials and quality of the previously existing decors he retained, the Renaissance Sologne castle was transformed into a signal case of “artistic folly”.
While the François I facade references the architecture of Chambord, the Louis XII facade evokes the Renaissance period.
Louis de la Saussaye also dedicated his efforts to the park; like the vegetable garden, it was expertly and exquisitely designed. More precisely, he developed an English-style park with diversified species, which is now a miniature reserve for animals originating in Cheverny and the forest of Russy, which borders the park of Chambord.
In addition to the parts of the castle now accessible for guided tours, visitors may discover in the outbuildings an eco-museum depicting Sologne life in days of yore.
Since 2015, the château of Troussay has proposed chambre d’hôte lodgings and accommodations.
- Average duration of the individual visit : 01h30
- Average duration of the group visit : 01h30
- Pets are accepted
- Panneaux : French, English
- Parlées : French, English
- Temporary exhibitions
Free rate : € 0.00
Group rate : € 6.00
Full adult price : € 8.00
Child rate : € 6.00
Discount rate : € 6.00
- Carte bleue
- Debit cards
- Postal or bank cheques
- Holiday vouchers
- Motorway at 19 km
- Road (national / departmental) at 18 km
Services and equipments
- Picnic area