The Château of Sully-sur-Loire

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The Château of Sully-sur-Loire Chemin de la Salle Verte 45600 Sully-sur-Loire fr

The Château of Sully-sur-Loire

Built towards the end of the 14th century on the banks of the River Loire, Château of Sully is now the eastern gateway to the Loire Valley, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. A veritable medieval fortress and listed as a historic monument in 1928, the Château is uniquely appealing with its wide moats – still filled with water – and its massive keep and tall pepper-pot towers.

The most famous of its owners was Maximilien de Béthune (1559-1641), the first Duke of Sully and minister to King Henri IV. It was he who created the park, extended the original fortress and had the dykes reinforced to protect the town from flooding when the river overflowed. Other, no less illustrious people also came to the Château, such as Joan of Arc, Louis XIV and Voltaire...

Visitors go on a voyage through history, from the Middle Ages through to the 19th century. Discover the medieval keep, the parapet walk, the remarkable 14th-century wooden structure, the Sully apartments and their collections of paintings, tapestries and period furniture.

During the school holidays numerous events are on offer for children and their parents.


Château de Sully
45600 Sully-sur-Loire
+33 (0)2 38 36 36 86

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