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The Renaissance
of Valençay

With a Renaissance and classic architecture, ranked among the 22 major sites of the Loire Valley, the castle of Valençay, excpetional by its location overlooking the Nahon Valley, offers the charm of the countryside near major cities. Located between the Berry and the Loire Valley, it is 1 hour from Tours, 1:30 from Orléans and only 2:30 from Paris. 


Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, one of the greatest French diplomats, rich collector has given all its luster to this castle built in the Renaissance by the Estampes family. Fully furnished and adorned with a thousand precious objects, it bears the marks of the refinement of a home that still seems inhabited.



The Mecca of diplomatic gastronomy, the Château de Valençay naturally fits into the theme of the taste of the New Renaissance(S] in 2020, brought by the Région Centre-Val de Loire.  And what could be better than to start this year under the sign of taste by hosting the exhibition of the 10th International Festival of Culinary Photography whose theme chosen this year is “L’Audace”. After Paris and Monaco, it’s in Valençay that the event takes place, sponsored this season by Romain Meder, three-star chef.


Festival Talleyrand

Created in 2014 around music on ancient instruments, the Talleyrand Festival takes place in the magnificent setting of the Domaine’s theater every weekend in September.Each season, famous artists follow one another on the boards, to give to see and hear old, rare or famous works, enhancing at the same time the architectural, musical and theatrical heritage.

Gourmet Thursdays

Since 2013, the first Thursday of each month, in turn, the chefs of Tables Gourmandes du Berry have been revisiting Antonin Lent’s recipes under the eyes of visitors, followed by a tasting to delight the taste buds!



Opening hours

The Château de Valençay is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Visitor information

For security reasons, the labyrinth is temporarily closed. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

Château de Valençay
2 Rue de Blois, 36600 Valençay
02 54 00 10 66