A beautiful Renaissance Château surrounded by two branches of the Indre which give it a peaceful romantic setting well worth visiting on a lazy summer afternoon. It is this setting which attracted Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel during the latter part of the 18th century as the looked to escape life in Paris.

Both Château de l’Islette  and its near neighbour, Azay-le-Rideau were built between 1520 and 1530  from white limestone and are fine examples of French Renaissance  architecture.

Château de l’Islette

Viewed from above the extensive moat and surrounding parkland provide the perfect setting.

Today, it’s the home of its present owners, who are pleased to share their home, opening up the rooms which are currently in use so that you can see the layout of a working chateau.