Loire Valley Chateaux

Fortress of the black Falcon – Montbazon – 2 km
The oldest fortress of the ruthless count of Anjou, Foulques Nerra, has towered over the old town of Montbazon for over a thousand years.

Château d’Azay-le-Rideau – 20 km
It is one of jewel of the French Renaissance, built under François Ier’s reign on an island in the middle of the Indre. A symbol of the Renaissance.

Château de Villandry – 20 km
Famous for its French-style gardens.

Château de Rigny-Ussé – 45 km
Is better known as Sleeping Beauty’s castle. It is furnished with precious objects : paintings and tapestries. Cellars, donjon, stables, chapel, gardens drawn by Le Nôtre make it a remarkable castle.

Discover the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as “cultural landscapes”, various architectures contrasting landscapes: troglodytes houses, renaissance castles, medieval fortresses, historic towns, gardens, abbeys…

Here are some ideas for visits during your stay at Château d’Artigny.

Visits & excursions

City of Tours – 15 km
It is a city of art and history, but also of gastronomy. Visit Place Plumereau, the heart of the old Tours with its numerous restaurants, cafes, houses from 15th century, Saint-Martin Cathedral, Beaux-Art museum or Compagnonnage Museum.

Wine tasting – 25km
Stroll through the vineyards of Vouvray, Chinon, Bourgueil and taste its famous wines.

Sport & nature

Golf de Ballan-Miré – 17km
Is one of the finest golf courses in the Indre and Loire region.

Loire River by boat – 15 km
To discover the area quite slowly, enjoy a ride on the Loire River. In Tours you embark on traditional flat-bottom wooden boats, replicas of nineteenth century barges.