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.

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Founded: 1510
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Tami (13 months ago)
‘A historical chateau that is beautifully maintained from the outside to the inside!’ We truly enjoyed our visit to the fullest with our tour guide Beatrice. Besides showing us the magnificent interior rooms, she was very generous in sharing her wide knowledge of the heritage of the chateau.
Samantha Izzo Scheffler (2 years ago)
We arrived with 3 small kids at 14:15 and we were told we had to wait until the next tour at 15:30... outside the door...we couldn't enter the gardens either. Hot day and not even an open bar in the empty town.
Jane Etherton dite Madame Thermomix (4 years ago)
Fabulous château with a flamboyant Gothic tower and lovely grounds. Safe, social distance guided tour takes one hour. The owner is a Marquis and still lives in the castle. Just delightful!
Vi Tor (4 years ago)
Really good experience
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