This château was built in the sixteenth century, on an islet in the Indre River. The building comes to life during the "Imaginaires" of Azay-le Rindeau show. During high season, visitors can see the building in a totally new light on this night-time tour. A few minutes down the road is the Maurice Dufresne museum, which shows off almost 3000 different kinds of historic machinery, such as old cars, weapons and agricultural tools - all lovingly restored. The theme of restoration continues in the Goupillières troglodyte valley, which proves that limestone wasn't used just for the ornate exteriors of châteaux. Long ago, people used to live in troglodyte farms set into the hillside, which doubled up as a Middle Ages subterranean refuge.
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