At the border between Anjou and Touraine, Château de Langeais comprises two exceptional buildings: the Foulques Nerra tower and the castle of Louis XI. The former is the oldest keep in France, while the latter is double-faceted: feudal on the town side, with its drawbridge still in perfect working condition, and Renaissance in style on the courtyard side.
On 6 December 1491, the Château witnessed an important episode in the history of France. It was at the Château de Langeais that the destinies of France and Brittany were sealed, with the wedding between Charles VIII and Duchess Anne of Brittany. This marriage marked the junction between the duchy and the crown, putting an end to Brittany’s independence. A stunningly realistic performance plunges visitors to the heart of this event, one of the most important in the history of France.
In the lodge the many tapestries, period furniture pieces and objets d’art splendidly evoke the refined lifestyle of the late Middle Ages: fifteen richly-decorated rooms take visitors into the daily life of a 15th-century prince.
In the park you’ll discover the reconstruction of France’s oldest keep. Stroll around the play areas and observe the tree-house, then continue your walk as far as the viewpoint looking over the River Loire, between cedars and sequoias.
All year long there are numerous events evoking daily life in the Middle Ages.
Château de Langeais
37 130 Langeais
+33 (0)2 47 96 72 60