Chissay-en-Touraine is a small community in the department of Loir et Cher in France. People come to discount hotels in Chissay-en-Touraine because it is located in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley. Many cheap hotels in this city and the area can be found and booked without any hassle on EasyToBook.com. The Chateau de Chissay is a fortified castle that was once a royal residence. Among its former occupants were King Charles VII and King Louis XI. This stately building has been described as a “dream in stone” and a “poem in stone”. The bathrooms are decorated with mosaics that depict events from French history. Most of the furnishings are 19th century. Major restorations were done on the building in 1986.
From your budget hotel in Chissay-en-Touraine it is just seven kilometers (4.3 miles) to the magnificent Chateau de Chenonceau. Many people consider this to be the most beautiful chateau in the Loire Valley. It was built in the 16th century on the site of an earlier castle, and extends 60 meters (197 feet) out across the River Cher. The Tour des Marques which guards one of the gateways is from the 15th century. The magnificent Grande Gallerie was designed by Philibert de l’Orme for Diane de Poitiers, mistress to King Henri II. The room called Cabinet Vert was once the study of Catherine de Medicis. Louise de Lorraine, Catharine’s daughter-in-law, had her bedroom painted black after the death of her husband. The bedroom and Louise’s bed can still be seen. Stone sphinxes guard the entranceway to the chateau’s formal gardens. This palace is a must-see.
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