Discover the region
Discover places to visit and ideas for days out close to the Mini-Châteaux park and complete your tourist travels.
Located at the heart of the Loire Valley's famed locations, the Mini-Châteaux park is a unique and perfect place from which to explore the region. There are numerous activities locally.
Unmissable - château d'Amboise 4 km away, Clos Lucé 5 km away, as well as the Château de Chenonceau 20 km away.
The Château d'Amboise is found in Amboise in the department of Indre et Loire. This Gothic style castle bestows an impressive view of the Loire Valley. Its construction began in 1492 upon the order of Chales VII of France. During the Renaissance. it served as the royal residence for many kings of France, such as Francis 1 and Henry II. Its history and design make it a very important example of the Loire castles classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Located 3 km from the Mini-Châteaux park, the castle is open to visitors all year round, except the 1st January and 25th December.
Château de Chenonceau
The Château de Chenonceau boasts unusual architecture built directly on the River Cher. It is possible to admire the rich and original décor boasting numerous works of the master painters such as Murillo, Nicolas Poussin, Van Loo...
It also boasts large sheltered gardens. Least forgetting a restaurant where you can try refined dishes.
Located 10 km from the Mini-Châteaux park, the castle is open to visitors all year round.
Clos-Lucé is a red brick and tuffeau stone building created in 1471, in Amboise, at the heart of the Loire Valley. Leonardo da Vinci lived here for the final three years of his life.
It includes a restaurant which bestows a splendid view of the city of Amboise and the Royal Castle. An activity is provided for children aged 7-12 years enabling them to follow in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci and his inventor secrets.
Located 4 km from the Mini-Châteaux park, it is open to visitors all year round (except the 1st January and 25th December)
The Pagoda of Chanteloup
The Pagoda of Chanteloup, an architectural folly of the 18th century, is located in the heart of the Loire castles, in a park of 14 hectares. The Pagoda is the only witness of the Duke of Choiseul's castle destroyed in 1823. From its 40 meters high, it offers an imposing panorama on the Amboise castle, the forest and the Loire Valley.
Located 2.5 km from the Parc Mini-Châteaux, the Pagoda is open to visitors according to its annual opening calendar. www.pagode-chanteloup.com
For help organising your stay in the Loire Valley (sightseeing visits, restaurants, accommodation, leisure activities, etc.), contact the nearest Tourism Office.
Enjoy your visit!