Many people have heard the famous French phrase: "Pasture and ploughing are the two teats from which France is fed..." But apart from being famous for the uttering of this statement, who was the great Duke of Sully? Through the 14 rooms of the château, you will gain an insight into the château owner, the illustrious statesman and faithful companion of King Henry IV. From the medieval dungeon (you will cross the wall-walk and pass under the magnificent upturned boat hull roof structure) to the cosy and richly furnished rooms, you will discover the life and career of the Duke of Sully, through a rich collection of pictures, tapestries, statues and painted decors. You will also discover that this architectural gem played host to Joan of Arc, Louis IIV and Voltaire.


  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Maison des Illustres
  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Decorative arts
  • Fine arts
  • History
  • Palace
  • Fortified castle
  • Keep
  • Tomb and sepulchre
  • Medieval



  • Permanent free visit
  • Visite guidée permanente
  • Durée visite individuelle : 01:30 Hours (average)


  • Visite guidée permanente
  • Visite guidée sur demande

Comfort / services

  • Shop
  • Parking
  • Film projection room
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Wifi
  • Shop
  • Accepted animals : no
  • Bus parking

Moyens de paiements

  • Debit cards
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash