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The Château of Valençay


chateau de valençay


Located in the Indre department in the Center-Val de Loire region, Château de Valençay is an old property with a long history. It is surrounded by a natural park of forty hectares. It has a French garden dating from the early twentieth century and a wildlife park. The Château de Valençay and its park have been classified as historical monuments since 2011. The Pavillon de la Garenne and its outbuildings are also classified as historical monuments since 2013. When you want to visit this Château and practice various activities, you will find a hotel in Bourges for your accommodation.


The discovery of Château of Valençay

Château de Valençay is a huge property located in the historic province of Berry whose capital was Bourges. Visiting this castle is like making a historic trip. This vast property is located in Issoudun, between Bourges and Châteauroux. You must organize your stay by finding a hotel in Bourges at the center of all the discoveries. This castle was the property of the House of Prints from 1451 to 1747, before becoming the Prince of Talleyrand. By finding accommodation in a hotel in Chateauroux, you will discover an estate, whose center is occupied by a Renaissance architectural style castle. In 1747, Jacques-Louis Chaumont of La Millière was the new owner of the property which he sold 20 years later to the farmer general Philippe Legendre de Villemorien. In 1803, the property became the Talleyrand country house. It thus becomes a golden cage for fallen princes.


Activities to practice at Château de Valençay and its surroundings

You can walk through the Forêt des Princes from a hotel in Issoudun, on foot or by cart. It is a beautiful course of 4 km with a beautiful view of the castle. Under a gigantic molehill, there are coolers in which was preserved ice formed with water collected in winter, all year round. Another interesting attraction of this forest is the Jumping Wolf, a ditch that allows an escape on the nature. Visit also the cave with bats, the Tavern of the Spaniards where you will drink vegetable syrups and even a body of water dug by men. An old ballroom that has hosted Spanish princes and other illustrious dancers is ready to welcome you. Activities for children are also planned. Free audio-guided tours and games are planned for them. Staying with your children in a hotel in Issoudun, they will easily visit the Grand Labyrinth of Napoleon in the park, play the game of scents in the garden of Antonin or other games such as the slide, swing or rockers . After finding accommodation in a hotel in Châteauroux, you will attend exhibitions (gastronomy, haute couture and others, shows and concerts.


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services and benefits


  • 2h from Paris
  • Downtown
  • Quiet and peacefull environement
  • Seminars
  • First Hotel in department
  • Private park of 3 hectares