Essential Architecture-  Loire Valley Châteaux

Château de Brézé

architect

 

location

Loire Valley, north-western France.

date

1060

style

French Renaissance

construction

Stone

type

Palace
 
  View of Château de Brézé from the vineyard
   
Château de Brézé is a small, dry-moated castle located in Breze, near Saumur in the Loire Valley, France.

The château was transformed during the 16th and the 19th centuries. The current structure is Renaissance in style yet retains medieval elements including a drawbridge and a 12th century trogloditic basement. Today, it is the residence of descendants of the ancient lords. The château is a listed ancient monument originally dating from 1060.

A range of wines are produced at the château which has 30 hectares of vineyards.

links

Château de Brézé official website
Photos of Château de Brézé and other Loire castles
www.paris-architecture.info