Jul-Aug: 9.30am-7pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: 9.30am-6pm; rest of year: 10am-5.15pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec
The graceful silhouette of Azay-le-Rideau Castle, a Renaissance masterpiece, is reflected in the waters of the Indre. Following an impressive exterior restoration, the edifice is currently refurbishing the interior in a bid to faithfully recreate the entire setting. If a detail is missing and cannot be found, the profession is reinvented in order to do so. As a result, the castle has become a centre of expertise for conservation and heritage know-how.