Welcome to Château de Valençay
Château de Valençay residence of the d'Estampes and Talleyrand-Périgord families in the commune of Valençay, the Indre département of France. Although geographically it is part of the province of Berry, its architecture invites comparison with the Renaissance châteaux of the Loire Valley, notably the Château de Chambord. The manor was praised as "one of the most beautiful on earth" by George Sand, who also noted that "no king has owned a more picturesque park".
The Château at Valencay, built in 1540 by Jacuqes d’Estampes to show of his new found wealth (he married money!), is well worth a visit. Although geographically it is part of the province of Berry, its style bears heavy comparisons with the best of the Loire Valley Renaissance château and as such it is normally included in many of the Châteaux tour packages.
Inside the château is furnished with elaborately embroidered chairs, ornate tables,delicate chandeliers, fussy clocks, Chinese vases, with a touch of Egyptian style thrown in for good measure.