Azay-le-Rideau


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Azay-le-Rideau

(äzā`–lə–rēdō`), village (1993 est. pop. 3,116), Indre-et-Loire dept., N central France, in Touraine. It is the center of a wine-producing area and has a canning industry. Its famous Renaissance château (1518–29), set in a beautiful park on the Indre River, now houses a museum of Renaissance furniture and art.
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For sheer style and elegance, head for Azay-le-Rideau. The pristine 16th century chateau looks as if it has leapt straight off the page of a fairytale book.
Designated cycle paths on country trails and side roads will lead you to highlights including the miniature castles of Amboise, the inland cliff dwellings near Montbazon, the island Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and the small children's dream of Luluparc.
The self-guided trip takes you along the banks of the Loire visiting the magnificent chateaux at Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Villandry, Saumur and Usse, the inspiration for the story of Sleeping Beauty.
Elements are taken from Chambord, Blois, Chenonceaux and Azay-le-Rideau, while the interior is filled with the real thing: boiseries from a wide variety of Parisian hotels and elsewhere.
(12) MARZOUKI Abderrahmane, ne en 1953, Les Verts, fonctionnaire de categorie B, Indre-et-Loire, Azay-le-Rideau; MEBARKIA Mohamed, ne en 1958, divers gauche, employe (secteur prive), Seine Maritime, Rouen-5 et SAROULI Abdelkerim, ne en 1961, divers, autre profession, Seine-Saint-Denis, Noisy-le-Grand.
Larger chateaux nearby include Azay-le-Rideau, which stands in a lovely lakeside setting, and Villandry, which has extensive Renaissance-style flower and vegetable gardens.
Built like a feudal castle, the chateau is more austere than others, but a picnic in the grounds is a pleasant way to spend a summer afternoon Chateau Azay-le-Rideau, built in the early 1500s on the river Indre, is well worth hunting out.
"We have set up links with schools in Azay-le-Rideau in France through e-twinning; with the Instituto Simon Bolivar in Mexico, where our Spanish foreign assistant comes from, and with the Leland Middle School, Carolina, USA, where a former teacher at WestDerby nowteaches."
And the beautiful cheteau of Azay-le-Rideau is only 30 minutes away by car and well worth a visit.