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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé

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    Rendez-vous at the Château of Châteaudun

    A princely residence dating from the 12th, 15th and 16th century which was once the home of Jean de Dunois, the owner of the Château in the 15th century and a companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc

    Standing some 60 metres above the Loir valley, the Château features a rare succession of medieval, Gothic and Renaissance architectural elements including two open staircases overlooking the courtyard. The beautifully preserved interior houses a fine collection of tapestries. The Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, built by Dunois, contains some outstanding sculpted statues.

    A mediaeval kitchen garden has recently been laid out at the foot of the main keep to illustrate how herbs and spices were used in the cuisine and medicines of the Middle Ages.

    Tour

    • Unaccompanied tour of the Château and medieval garden with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese

    Duration: 1 hr

    • Guided tour of the keep: French

    • Reservations: 9 days
    Duration: 1 hr 15 min

    Access

    • Between the A11 Paris/Le Mans and A10, Chartres/Tours motorways, on the Chartres/Tours main road
    • From Paris: A11 exit Thivars, N10 direction Tours, or A10 exit Allaines, D927
    • From Chartres: RN10 Châteaudun
    • From Orléans: D955, Le Mans, Alençon
    • From Blois: D924, Châteaudun

    Contact

    Château de Châteaudun
    28200 Châteaudun
    Tel: +33 (0)2 37 94 02 90
    Email: chateau.chateaudun@monuments-nationaux.fr 

 
 
    tagged as : Culture & Heritage, 28-Eure-et-Loir, Loire valley, Castle - Château

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