Hôtel Agnes Sorel à Chinon


4 Quai Pasteur 37500 CHINON

Dramatized candlelight visits at Château de Champchevrier

20 minutes from the hotel, north of Langeais, discover the Château de Champchevrier as you’ve never seen it before!

True nugget of the Loire Valley, still unknown, this royal castle is inhabited since 1728 by the same family! From the trophy room to the ceremonial rooms, discover without further delay the King’s room and many other rooms of the castle, all superbly decorated … and icing on the cake, it is the owner herself who guides you!

This summer, make an atypical visit of the castle … by candlelight and dramatized!
You will follow Louis XIII and his whimsical desires during his stays at Champchevrier castle! Enchanting and humor are waiting for you …
In 1619, the year of Louis XIII’s 18th birthday, the summer was scorching. At this time the king finds pleasure to make several stays in the castle of Champchevrier on the way of his visits to his brother Gaston of Orleans. These are carefree parentheses for Louis XIII, far from the quarrels of power with his mother Marie de Medici.
Herouard, royal doctor, tells us very precisely in his diary the schedule of the young king in Champchevrier, especially an anecdote: August 24 after dinner at the castle Louis XIII could not sleep on the bed of satin that had him was prepared and asked for fresh straw to lie down!
This story is the pretext of theatrical scenes that will enamor the magical candlelit visits of the castle.
A refresh is offered at the end of the theatrical visit.

Some practical information:
Dates: Fridays 26 July, 9, 16 and 23 August 2019 from 20h30 to 22h
– Full price 11 €
– Reduced price (7-16 years old) 9 €
– Free under 7 years old
– Family rate (2 adults + 2 children) 35 €