Sunday, November 16, 2014

Room for rest

When you visit the château at Azay-le-Rideau, you enter through one of the buildings that frame the forecourt of the castle grounds. This building is also where visitors exit and where, naturally, the gift shop is located. It also houses the public rest rooms, just through the large doors where the people are standing in this photo.

The building where the toilets are is bigger than my house.

When we got our tickets, I noticed that the price was lower than what was posted. I didn't understand why until we got inside (because I didn't bother to read the sign that probably explained it very clearly). The castle grounds are undergoing renovation and most of the park was closed to visitors. So they knocked a couple of euros off the entrance fee.


  1. "So they knocked a couple of euros off the entrance fee. "....
    Corrr! That wouldn't happen in the UK!!

  2. Well I hope you were able to go around the château to get the classic photo of it reflected in the pond. If not, there's an excuse to go back with your friend on the next visit.

  3. I bet your toilet is the size of my kitchen!

  4. This is one of my favorite places in France, and since you take some of my favorite photos in France, I hope there are more to come.

  5. When we lived in Montbazon, this was, I think, the château we were closest to geographically. It is probably my favorite. We once considered living as far afield from Tours as Azay, but that didn't work out. In fact, living in the Indre-et-Loire didn't work out as you know -- we were only there for 3 years. Thanks for the memories!


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