Château de Meillant

Meillant, France

The well-preserved Château de Meillant was built for Charles d’Amboise in 1510 by Italian craftsmen. It represents a fine composition of late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture. The château is dominated by the Lion’s Tower, an octagonal three-storey staircase tower.

Other highlights of the visit include the château’s graceful chapel and its surrounding grounds. The plainer west facade, mirrored in a moat, dates from the early 1300s.

References:
  • Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley. 2007

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Founded: 1510
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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www.chateau-de-meillant.com

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Lorent Lorent (2 years ago)
Beau château, petit mais bien meublé, des oeuvres et tableau intéressant. Toutes fois attention car beaucoup de meubles ne sont pas d'époque, genre et réplique. La visite n'est pas animé, l'histoire n'a pas ça place, trop courte et rapide.... Cela gâche tous.
rosie boyes (2 years ago)
OK for a quick visit
Josh Williams (4 years ago)
Magnificent.
Paul Feesey (4 years ago)
Nice grounds and very quiet. Not many people around. Tour is not great if you speak no French.
Charles Smith (5 years ago)
Our son married the niece of the Marquis who owns the Chateau and the reception was at Meillant. It was the most wonderful and amazing experience for all of us!! It is a beautiful chateau owned by a most wonderful family!!
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