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Chateau de Chateaudun, France

From series “The greatest France castles ”
Year: 12 century. Height: 31 m.

Chateaudun is one of the most beautiful castles of the Loire. It is located in the city of the same name. The castle was built in the 12th century. The area of the fortress was significantly expanded in the second half of the 15th century. It has remained almost unchanged since then. The old tower-donjon is preserved in the castle. Its height is 31 meters. A large chapel is also preserved in the castle. It attracts with its unique design.

Chateau de Chateaudun, France The donjon tower is considered the oldest element of the architectural monument. It was built in 1190. This tower was used to store food in the past. You can visit its upper part during the tour today. Unique frescoes are considered the main value of the medieval castle. The painting depicting the motifs of the Last Judgment is considered the most spectacular among them. It will be interesting to visit the castle for all fans of medieval art. A collection of unique tapestries from the 15th-16th centuries is kept in it. Tapestries which subjects are dedicated to the life of the prophet Moses are considered the most valuable among them.

The Dunois wing is considered the most beautiful and interesting part of the castle. It is built in the Gothic style. The spiral grand staircase of this five-story wing is a real work of art. The main hall is also preserved in the west wing. Its area is 300 square meters. Travelers who visit Chateaudun Castle in the warmer months will have the opportunity to walk through the picturesque medieval garden. It was decorated following the traditions of past centuries. Next - Chateau de Malbrouck

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Société Générale' located in 0.52 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Espace Location E-Leclerc à Chateaudun' is located in 0.47 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Leclerc - Saint-Denis-les-Ponts' in 1.33 km
Supermarket: 'Coccinelle express' in 0.71 km
Parking: 'Parking pour vélos de la mairie de Saint Jean de la Ruelle' in 1.44 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacie du Cadran' in 0.5 km
Police station: 'Police Municipal' in 0.49 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restaurant Rive Est' in 0.24 km
Railway station: 'Châteaudun' in 1.29 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Le Breuil Airport XBQ - in 44 km
 »  Arnage Airport LME - in 84 km
 »  Toussus Le Noble Airport TNF - in 95 km
 »  Orly Airport ORY - in 109 km
 »  Pontoise Airport POX - in 122 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Chateau de Chateaudun

Hotel Saint Michel

Located in 0 km from Chateau de Chateaudun
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Rooms: 19
The guest rooms at Hotel Saint Michel include a private bathroom with shower and toilet. Several restaurants and pizzerias can be found in the … More: photo, rates and booking
ibis budget Chateaudun

Located in 2 km from Chateau de Chateaudun
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Rooms: 52
The ibis Budget Chateaudun offers affordable guestrooms that are perfect for a stopover in the area. Family rooms are also available for people … More: photo, rates and booking
Le Saint-Jacques

Located in 10 km from Chateau de Chateaudun
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Rooms: 22
Each individually decorated room includes a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bathtub, hairdryer and free toiletries. A continental … More: photo, rates and booking
Domaine de Courtalain

Located in 13 km from Chateau de Chateaudun
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Rooms: 29

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Top destination around Chateau de Chateaudun - Chartres

Do you want to learn more about Chartres? The best way to do this is to visit the major attractions of the city. Chartres Cathedral is the first landmark that many tourists prefer to visit. The construction of the gorgeous building started yet at the end of the 12th century and lasted 31 years. This is one of the best-preserved Gothic cathedrals in the country. The cathedral consists of a basilica with three naves and two adjacent towers in the western part of the building.

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres is acclaimed for its unique stained-glass windows that cover an area of almost 2,700 square meters. Bright colors of the windows haven’t become pale over the centuries. If you take a closer look at them, you will notice pictures of different themes: scenes from the Bible and images of sponsors who donated their money for the cathedral.
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