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Chateau of Gizeux

Chateau of Gizeux à GIZEUX © 15

Residence of the Du Bellay family for 350 years, the Castle, located in the country-town of Gizeux happens to be the largest furnished and still inhabited residence in that part of Touraine, within the confines with Anjou. During the visit you will not only discover the outside but also the inner rooms : 2 galleries with wall paintings dated 16th and 17th centuries, the lounge, the drawing room, the dining room, the kitchen with a collection of copper utensils, the cellar… Numerous activities are suggested to children during school holidays.

Opening times

From 01/07/2020 to 31/08/2020

Opening days :

  • monday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • tuesday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • wednesday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • thursday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • friday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • saturday from 10h00 to 19h00
  • sunday from 10h00 to 19h00
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From 01/09/2020 to 01/11/2020

Opening days :

  • monday from 10h30 to 18h00
  • tuesday from 10h30 to 18h00
  • wednesday from 10h30 to 18h00
  • thursday from 10h30 to 18h00
  • friday from 10h30 to 18h00
  • saturday from 10h30 to 18h00
  • sunday from 10h30 to 18h00

Certification labels

  • Accueil vélo
  • Accueil Vélo site de visite et de loisirs
  • Listed or registered (CNMHS)

Prices & Payment methods

  • Full adult price : From 9,50€ to 12€ max: night-visits
  • Group rate : 7,50€ 20 pers.
  • Discount rate : 7,50€ Students / unemployed
  • Child rate : From 5€ to 6€ 4/18 years old (max: night-visits)
  • Audioguide extra charge : 2€
  • Annual subscription pass : 25€
  • : From 22€ to 53€ Family package: according to services included in the package
  • Free rate -4 years old

Payment methods

  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash

Description

Description of heritage

  • Descriptif du site et monument historique
    The illustrious Bellay family, related to the author, made its home at the Gizeux chateau in 1334 and developed this vast estate in Angevin Touraine for nearly 350 years. Furnished and inhabited, the castle is home to the largest collection of mural paintings in the region, in the Galerie François I (1585) and the Galerie des châteaux (1680). The paintings were remarkably protected by the villagers during the French revolution, with a thick layer of cob. They were later rediscovered. Family visit: All along the family guided tour, with the help of specially prepared leaflets and interactive signs for children, discover the different materials and crafts that are needed to build a castle and also the care taken to keep it looking really good.

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English

Catering

  • Tea room
  • Snackbar

Services

  • Shop
  • Play area

Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Bar / refreshment bar
  • Parking
  • Bus parking

Accessibility

  • Handicap access

Group

Groups accepted

  • Maximum group size: 90
  • Minimum group size: 20

Visit

Languages of the visit :
  • French
  • English

Average duration of the group visit: 01h30
Average duration of the individual visit:01h15

Activities

On site

  • Specific theme activities
  • Adult workshop
  • Junior workshop
  • Temporary exhibitions

Location

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