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Top 5 Castel of the Loire

Discover our top 5 castles of the loire, near orléans.

  • 1 - The Castel of la Ferté Saint-Aubin:

Located less than 20 minutes from Orléans, the Castel of la Ferté Saint-Aubin is ideal for a family visit, with various activities and workshops ranging from the 17th century cooking workshop and tasting of homemade honey madeleines, at the outdoor treasure hunt.

Visit lasting an average of 2 hours, from the cellar to the attic via the stables. Also with 40 hectares of park offering large garden chess games, mini golf. The Castel of la Ferté Sainte Aubin welcomes more than 50,000 visitors each year.

  • 2 - The Castle of Sully sur Loire:

45 minutes south of Orléans, the Castel of Sully-sur-Loire, former residence of the Duke of Sully, minister of Henri IV, will bring you to life seven centuries of history, of France and of its illustrious characters: Joan of 'Arc, the Duke of Sully, Louis XIV or even Voltaire.

Retrace the history of this castle during a visit (average duration 1h30) eligible each year for more than 50,000 visitors.

  • 3 - The Castle of Meung-sur-Loire:

A real immersion awaits you during the visit to the former residence of the bishops of Orléans, 35 minutes from the city center, welcoming 10,000 visitors each year, live in the heart of the daily life of the Château.

Your visit will take you from the superb attic to the dark underground passages, in the footsteps of Louis XI, Joan of Arc, François 1er who stayed in the castle's prisons. Immersive and educational, the visit to the Castel of Meung-sur-Loire is suitable for all age groups.

  • 4 - The Castel of Chambord:

Chambord is one of the most astonishing buildings of the Renaissance, you will discover an ideal place, made of harmony and modernity, a little further, it is less than an hour's drive from Orléans but it is one of the most famous castles and visits the castles of the Loire with more than 1,000,000 visitors per year !

Offering a multitude of activities, the Castel of Chambordwill seduce all audiences, immersive visit with tablet, in 360° thanks to virtual reality, or even for the youngest, solve little puzzles throughout your visit. Built within the largest forest park in Europe, you can stroll through the Domaines gardens and its nature reserve.

  • 5 - The Royal Castle of Blois:

Also located less than an hour from Orléans, the royal castle of Blois is a figure of French architecture, in particular with its four facades built or rebuilt at different periods of the Middle Ages, receiving more than 300,000 visitors a year.

On the program at nightfall a Sound & Light show, augmented reality visit with the Histopad or even with the giant interactive 3D screen and even a garden and terrace. In addition, the castle houses the Museum of Fine Arts of Blois.