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Chateau de Villesavin, Tour-en-Sologne

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Castle Historic Site
Château de Villesavin is a 16th-century country house in the Tour-en-Sologne commune in Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France. The château is a designated historical monument of France. It is privately owned and contains several museums open to the public.History and featuresChâteau Villesavin is built on the Beuvron, on what was once a Roman Gaulic settlement called Villa Savinus. A medieval manor was later built on the site, and owned by Guy de Châtillon, Count of Blois, in the early 14th century.The present château was built by Jean le Breton, Lord of Villandry, who was the financial secretary under King François I. The château was designed by the French renaissance style by the same Italian and French masters who built Château de Chambord, away, including Benvenuto Cellini. Le Breton supervised the construction of Chambord on behalf of the king, and decided to build his own home nearby using the same materials and designers, and possibly some of the same budget. The château was constructed between 1527 and 1537, during which time le Breton also built his other home, Château de Villandry.
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  • This is a castle that is more modest than its neighbour of Chambord is it interesting to discover in Touraine. It is not so much the castle itself that the Loft annex and dependencies that must be discovered. The collection of horse-drawn vehicles and especially marriage Museum are worth a visit.
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  • Between Chambord and Cheverny, stop you to Villesavin, interesting to discover Renaisance Castle. Especially the superb frescoes sixteenth of the Chapel, recently restored.
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  • Rather small, but nice private tour. A few small exhibitions with carriages, small garden, a courtyard with large tree to the stay, a few donkeys and chickens. Simply sweet. For us, it was a nice walk after our arrival in our accommodation.
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  • Spectacular architecture! Worth a visit. Was able to go in late spring mid-week so crowds were not bad. There's a lot more to see since the last time I was there 15 years ago.
  • Must discover castle! It needs more visits to continue its renovation. The guide is very knowledgeable, the owners are very pleasant and full of ideas and energy to maintain this unique place. Highly recommend a visit...
  • Not so interesting, basic stuff
  • Castle under restoration. Very nice collections to discover. A friendly ghost hunting for children.
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  • We married in this beautiful place for the holidays in a green and wonderful. Owners friendly and attentive to your needs. I also did the tour and honestly it's nice to visit a place inhabited by those who make you visit because they know really all the anecdotes of this sumptuous Castle.
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