In Touraine, Loire Valley, the castle of the Cour au Berruyer was in the Middle Ages one of the four guards proud of the forest of Chinon. It dominates the village of Cheillé, neighbor of Azay-le-Rideau.
Its defensive vocation justifies the foundation of a castle dating from the twelfth or thirteenth century by Philippe Berruyer, lord of the Court Berruyer. The square construction is pierced by several archers and oval killers for firearms, surmounted by a guard road, still visible in the northeast corner of the Court of Honor.
A semicircular portal, coupled with a pedestrian gate, gives access to the forecourt and the castle.
The guard room located above the porch is the place where Agnès Sorel, favorite of the King of France Charles VII, known for its legendary beauty, would have slept during his stay.
On the ancient walls of the ancient fortress, it was probably built in the sixteenth century a more comfortable home, lit mullioned windows which remains an enormous square tower, home to a stone spiral staircase remarkable for its size.
In the sixteenth century, profound changes have refined the silhouette of the main enclosure especially the construction of the gallery of five semicircular arches period Henri II ( [xxxxxxx] ).
This architectural peculiarity gives to the whole a refined allure radically opposed to the first defensive vocation of the Castle.
The Château de la Cour au Berruyer is also a vineyard that welcomes you for visits or seasonal rentals in its charming manor classified as a historic monument.
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