Château de Villesavin

Tour-en-Sologne, France

Villesavin, built between 1527-1537 by Jean Breton, was his home while he supervised works at Château de Chambord nearby. Stone carvers from the royal château ornamented Villesavin.

Villesavin is one of the least altered of the many late-Renaissance châteaux in the Loire Valley. Low walls and unusually high roofs has been built around three very spacious courtyards. The elegant southern facade ends with a large dovecote. The château’s essentially domestic spirit is also evident in the service court, overlooked by a spacious kitchen with a working pit.

The interesting collection of old carriages on display includes an 18m long voiture de chasse with four rows of seat, from which ladies could watch the hunt.

References:
  • Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley. 2007

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Founded: 1527-1537
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Angelica Braccia (10 months ago)
Lovely castle, with nice tour guide.
Dan Chin (10 months ago)
Smaller chateau was nice stop on our day tour for a small group private lunch for 9 people.
B JC (2 years ago)
As part of our tour, we were afforded a terrific luncheon there and it was delicious. We were able to enjoy our meal with our Guide and co tourists. I purchased from the boutique as well. They have a variety of items to choose from. The wine is really good.
Eva H (2 years ago)
Came with Marion (sp), from Ala Francaise. She was wonderful and the private lunch we had was fabulous!! Quiet, lovely Chateau without the crowd.
Sheena Waterworth (2 years ago)
Very nice chateau, they are trying very hard to get it back as near to the original condition as possible... still lots of work to do but very interesting tour and nice to hear all the history of the chateau.
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