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At the heart of the Touraine region, le Château d'Azay-le-Rideau (the castle of Azay-le-Rideau) is built on an island in the middle of the Indre River. This jewel of the French Renaissance was built under the reign of King Francis I. Spectacular views of the carved stone facade, reflected in the water, can be enjoyed from the majestic landscaped garden.
Château d'Azay-le-Rideau - Burgundy, France - built 1518-1527 on an island in the Indre River on the site of a former feudal castle destroyed during the Hundred Years War - prime example of French renaisance architecture - now listed a French historical monument & a UNESCO World Heritage Site