Château de Azay-le-Rideau was built from 1515 to 1527, one of the earliest French Renaissance châteaux. Built on an island in the Indre River at Azay-le-Rideau, its foundations rise straight out of the water. Chateau Azay Le Rudeau, Renaissance, Château D Azay Le Rideau, Chateau D Azay, Loire Valley, Islands, De Azaylerideau, Castles France, Château Dazaylerideau
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Chateau Azay le Rideau in Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley Constructed in the first part of the 16th century in a lovely setting on an island in the River Indre, the castle at Azay-le-Rideau was one of the first of many Renaissance chateaux to be constructed in the Loire Valley. The river is usually still and mirror-like at this point, adding a great deal to the beauty of the location.