Château du Riau

03460, Villeneuve-sur-Allier
  • Guest house

  • Visitable

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In the heart of Sologne Bourbonnaise, the castle of Riau, historical monument, offers the example of a rare and harmonious set of civil and military architecture of the Bourbonnais of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Built on a feudal mound, surrounded by moats in white water. The castle courtyard is accessed by an imposing entrance tower.
The Riau also has the rare privilege of having preserved since 1584, one of the most curious and remarkable tithe barn that can be seen today in France and which stands outside the enclosure.

In the 15th century, Charles Papillon, grand financier of Anne of France, acquired it; his descendants still live there today.

It opens its doors to the public and offers guest rooms.

My castle is visitable

The guided tour led by the owners can discover lounges, dining room, rooms furnished in the eighteenth, many family memories and impressionist paintings. Outside, visit the chapel and the tithe barn.

Permanent exhibition of miniature furniture and 19th century dolls. Discovery of gardens under development.

Open all year for groups by reservation.

Normal rate: 6 €
Reduced rate for VMF members
Reduced price: 5 €
Young rate: – 7 years free; from 7 to 14 years 5 €
Group rate: 5 € (from 10 people)
Other rates: Free for holders of the "The Key of Castles and Gardens" pass

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Spoken languages: French