The Château de Brézé in the Loire Valley
The Château de Brézé is a unique establishment. As well as having the deepest dry moats in Europe, it is also home to a vast underground network.
Embrace the château inside and out
In Renaissance style, this renovated château from the 19th Century has the unique feature of being surrounded by the deepest dried-out moats in Europe: 62ft! To fully understand their depth, take a walk around the grounds of the château to view them up close.
Inside, discover the beautifully decorated apartments of Pierre de Dreux-Brézé, as well as the Grand Salon, the billiards room, and the bedroom where Richelieu slept when visiting his sister, the wife of the first Marquis of Brézé.
A Troglodyte dwelling beneath the Château de Brézé
The Château de Brézé is split into two parts: visit the 1km underground network to fully grasp its vastness. Just beneath your feet is effectively one of the most important underground medieval fortresses in Europe.
Discover a labyrinth of rooms dug-out from the limestone: a kitchen, a stable, a drawbridge, wine-making rooms... In the olden days, it used to be full of life!
Wine, available to taste at the boutique, can still be found in the Saint-Vincent gallery, where bottles produced from the estate are kept.
2 Rue du Château