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Château of l’Islette

Château of l’Islette à AZAY-LE-RIDEAU © Droits réservés 17

Enclosed by the arms of the Indre river, the castle of L'Islette sheltered the passionate loves of Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel. The latter sculpted there La Petite Châtelaine of which you can admire a bronze.
Completed around 1530, this Renaissance castle is composed of a long rectangular main building, flanked by two imposing towers, crowned by a covered way on machicolation. Its Great Hall and its chapel offer a remarkable pictorial decoration.
Place of life, browse through the rooms currently inhabited by the owners and discover the layout of a castle of the Loire Valley in the 21st century, combining history and modernity.
Boat rental, picnic by the river, loan of knights' and princesses' disguises to children, playground, deckchairs, store.

Opening times

From 30/03/2024 to 03/11/2024

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

Certification labels

  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Accueil Vélo site de visite et de loisirs
  • Listed or registered (CNMHS)

Prices & Payment methods

  • Full adult price : 11€
  • Discount rate : 7,50€
  • : 34€
  • : 39,50€
  • : 45€
  • : 50,50€
  • Free rate : 0€
  • Other rates : 9€
  • Group rate : 8,50€

Payment methods

  • Debit cards
  • Cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash

Description

Description of heritage

  • Descriptif du centre d'interprétation
    This Renaissance château, encircled by the waters of the Indre, is reminiscent of its famous neighbour Azay-le-Rideau, and the two are sometimes described as brothers… This was the scene for the romance between Camille Claudel and Rodin.

  • Descriptif du parc et jardin
    This Renaissance château, encircled by the waters of the Indre, is reminiscent of its famous neighbour Azay-le-Rideau, and the two are sometimes described as brothers… This was the scene for the romance between Camille Claudel and Rodin.

  • Descriptif du musée
    This Renaissance château, encircled by the waters of the Indre, is reminiscent of its famous neighbour Azay-le-Rideau, and the two are sometimes described as brothers… This was the scene for the romance between Camille Claudel and Rodin.

  • Descriptif du site et monument historique
    This Renaissance château, encircled by the waters of the Indre, is reminiscent of its famous neighbour Azay-le-Rideau, and the two are sometimes described as brothers… This was the scene for the romance between Camille Claudel and Rodin.

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

Catering

  • Restauration sur place

Services

  • Shop

Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Bar / refreshment bar
  • Shop
  • Parking
  • Catering on site
  • Bus parking

Group

Groups accepted

  • Maximum group size: 50
  • Minimum group size: 15

Visit

Languages of the visit :
  • French
  • English

Average duration of the group visit: 01h00
Average duration of the individual visit:01h00

Activities

On site

  • Temporary exhibitions

Location

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