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Chateau de Gizeux, Gizeux

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The Château de Gizeux is an important edifice, dating from the Middle Ages and much altered over the centuries, notably during the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment.The Château de Gizeux in located in the commune of Gizeux in the Indre-et-Loire département of France, in what used to be the province of Anjou. It is one of the Châteaux of the Loire.The château stands at the heart of the Parc naturel régional Loire-Anjou-Touraine. The building is 250 metres long, making it the longest château in Touraine angevine.GeographyThe Château de Gizeux is situated some fifteen kilometres north of Bourgueil and 25 kilometres from Saumur, within the green and wooded parc naturel régional de Loire-Anjou-Touraine. It is midway between Angers and Tours.The château was part of the former province of Anjou and today is in Touraine angevine. It was built on the site of a 14th-century castle.HistoryThe manor of Gizeux belonged to the family of the poet Joachim du Bellay from 1315 to 1660.
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  • I highly recommend to visit this magnificent Castle. This castle is being renovated by the owners, in accordance with their values. The visit was made by a charming girl, who was even driven by the values of the owners and the desire to share all the secrets of this castle. It is also a castle who lives, in which you can sit on the chairs and you enjoy the spectacle of this magnificent room with ceiling and walls painted. The visit is also suitable for children, since there is a treasure hunt, a possibility to put the costume...
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  • We had an excellent guided tour (€9 per person, in French) with a well-informed, enthusiastic guide, Lola, who is a masters degree student in history. She explained the 350-year history of the chateau...  more »
  • Finally a castle that takes into account the children! Flower did a great tour with simple explanations that my kids loved. The treasure hunt was just outstanding! Certainly this castle is a bit eccentric, but worth a visit with your children!
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  • Quick tour for a motorcycle break. Very beautiful but not had the time to visit the site. A remake
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  • What great home guide exciting tour
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  • We stayed overnight in this castle. The setting is nice and exotic. The owners are very friendly, helpful and very invested in the protection of their heritage.
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  • tourist interest. Welcome to see.
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  • Dynamic Guide, paintings of great beauty.
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