Château de Valençay
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The chateau is the former home of Talleyrand. Valencay is synonymous with its tall, flat-topped four-sided goat cheese and eponymous AOC red wine.
Château de Valençay is a residence of the d'Estampes and Talleyrand-Périgord families in the commune of Valençay, the Indre département of France.
En surplomb de la vallée du Nahon, le Château de Valençay est exceptionnel. Doté d’une architecture renaissance et classique, il fait partie des grands sites du Val de Loire comme Chenonceau, Cheverny. Vous pourrez alterner visites guidées, promenades dans les jardins et découverte du théâtre.
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“ Montrésor is classed among France's most beautiful villages. The chateau is owned by an aristocratic Polish family, descendants of Count Xavier Branicki, who fled here in the mid 19th century amidst political upheaval. A friend of "Roi des Français", Louis-Philippe and founder of Credit Foncier bank, Branicki restored the Renaissance chateau and neighboring Abbatial church. The Polish nobleman brought along a formidable art collection, featuring important Italian primitive, Winterhalter and heroic Polish paintings and a collection of royal vermeil and silver. The chateau's ambiance has evolved little from its Romantic period heyday. Several streets in the town are named after Polish aristocrats and many of the residents are descendants of successive diaspora - the most recent being the communist takeover of the country following the Second World War. It is a pilgrimage destination for Polish tourists.”
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“Pour son histoire au coeur de la vie de François 1er. Pour son musé de la vénerie”
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“Réplique du Petit Trianon de Versailles perdue dans la campagne berrichonne. Petit bijou. Superbe parc avec ses écuries remarquables.”
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“this is one of my favourites, its so real and usually pretty quiet. not expensive ”
- 32 locals recommend
“The Renaissance gardens of Marie de Medici and Diane de Poitiers are complemented by a vast cottage and cut flower garden and recently created walled garden based on designs made in the 1950s by the legendary British landscape designer, Russell Page.”
- 117 locals recommend