Azé-le-Rideau  ( fr. Château d'Azay-le-Rideau ) is a castle in France, a state historical monument in the eponymous commune of the French department of Indre-et-Loire , 20 km west of Tours in the direction of Chinon . Belongs to a select number of castles of the Loire. It is surrounded by an English park.
|Aze le Rideau|
View of the castle from the park
|Building||1510 - 1528 years|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site , Object No. 933|
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It was built by the treasurer of Francis I in 1510 . A masterpiece of the French Renaissance . Separate destroyed parts of the castle were carefully restored.
Aze le Rideau Castle rises above the picturesque bend of the Indre River. The name "Aze" comes perhaps from Asiacus, the name of the owner of these lands. In the XII century, the castle belonged to Rideau or Ridel d'Azey, who was known for his cruel disposition and had the nickname "child of the devil." All his possessions were seized by Henry II Plantagenet , however, Philip Augustus returned them to his son Rideau - Hugo, the Turenian knight, faithful vassal of the king, who took part in the battle of Bouvin .
At the beginning of the 15th century, the castle allegedly belonged to the Duke of Burgundy. The insult inflicted on the Dauphin, the future Charles VII , and his army, caused the fortress to be destroyed in 1418: 354 people were killed and the village itself was burned and plundered, after which the city was called Azey-le-Brule ("burned" ) A hundred years later, a castle was built on the site of the fortress, which can be seen today.
Aze le Rideau Castle
Part of the staircase
Second floor room
Castle view from the courtyard
- Laura's castle
- Castles of France
- Aze-le-Rideau / V. M. Pappe // A - Questioning. - M .: Big Russian Encyclopedia, 2005. - P. 256. - ( Big Russian Encyclopedia : [in 35 vols.] / Ch. Ed. Yu. S. Osipov ; 2004—2017, vol. 1). - ISBN 5-85270-329-X .