This stunningly beautiful chateau built in the 15th century and full of history is located in a town near Indre et Loire. With its medieval beauty and fairy-tale-like looks and charm, it has become an iconic symbol of the city.
This huge property has a 2000 m² total surface area, 6 levels, and is surrounded by a gorgeous 8 ha wooded park with century-old trees. On its 6 levels you’ll find 40 rooms in total, 32 of which are beautifully furnished bedrooms. It also has a professional kitchen, several lounges, and a few big reception rooms.
Outside, in the wooded park area, there is a fountain, a swimming pool, a janitor’s house, several outbuildings, and magnificent cellars. Because of its hilltop location, the castle offers amazing views of the countryside, so don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind property!
About this place:
Chissay-en-Touraine is a commune in the Indre department in central France. The town is located on the Cher River, at an altitude of about 140 meters and about an hour and a half southwest of Paris. It has around 500 inhabitants and covers 8 km2 (3 sq mi). Chissay was founded by monks during the 12th century and its name comes from “château” or “castle”.
Chissay is known as “the most beautiful village” in Touraine! The castle was built on the medieval site occupied by two earlier castles that were destroyed during the Hundred Years War (1337–1453). Louis XI gave land to Gaspard de Saulx La Roussière who began construction around 1460. It lies between two small rivers: Thironne and Athis on their confluence within this commune at the southern border with Broussy-le Château to its north. Built with pink bricks imported from England this imposing fortress has three towers connected by high stone walls which enclose a large courtyard surrounded by ramparts.
Things to do in Chissay:
If you are looking for things to do in Chissay-en-Touraine, then be sure to visit the Loire Valley Museum of Art and History. The museum has many different exhibits that focus on both modern arts as well as ancient artifacts from years gone by. Be sure to stop at some of the local shops before returning home.
You should definitely visit The Château de Chissay that’s located in the Indre-et-Loire department of the Loire Valley. It was built during the 11th century and has been rebuilt since then, with major additions taking place in 1642 and 1750. The castle includes an exterior courtyard lined by outbuildings that served as stables for horses and storage facilities for hay. The keep dates from 1170 to 1200 A.D., making it one of the oldest structures in France’s Loire Valley region. There are several bedrooms both inside and outside providing modern comforts while staying at this historic building which still hosts events today such as weddings, fairs, art, musical performances, festivals, and workshops. The beautiful gardens of the chateau are open for visitors during both the spring months and autumn months when the garden is in full bloom. Visitors can attend one or more of its concerts which include organ recitals, chamber music, orchestral works, opera performances, and ballet dances.