Chateau de Villesavin, Tour-en-Sologne

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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  • Actually a nice little castle. It must be restored but still very much. Visit the Castle and support them with their entry (without guided tour € 6) the restoration.
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  • Private to see Castle, an excellent visit with a very good guide, which explains the last owners have already made lots of work, it was a ruin, and his visits their to make still work otherwise or one visits a good part of the ground floor, and some external parts with a splendid collection of more of 300 pieces of bells of Mary as well as outfits married now to more than 200 years ago
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  • We came here to get out a bit off the beaten track and "big" castles. The natural setting of the forest is nice. The castle is welcoming. We chose the visit of the outside option, which includes the wedding including, room and it's really a curiosity! Exposure of the horse-drawn, and carriages for children is also atypical. On the other hand, it is unfortunate that everything is in a State say a bit neglected... There are treasures in these places, and who sleep in the dust.
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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
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  • Very nice family castle with conducive to stroll outside. The staff is nice. Hunting the ghost, with the game trail through the Park, as the small farm and the bread for the fish make the happiness of the children. The guided tour of the apartments to see some very beautiful pieces of furniture. The visit of the outside gives access to the Museum of marriage and especially the Chapel: a Pearl with its rebirth frescoes relating the life of Christ. In short, a detour that is needed when visiting Chambord and Cheverny.
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