Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

Château of Azay-le-Rideau was originally the site of a former feudal medieval castle that fell to the rivalry between Armagnac and Burgundian division during the Hundred Years War.  Angered by  Burgundian forces that were occupying the town, the dauphin ordered his own men to storm the castle and execute the 350 Burgundian soldiers inside burn the castle down.   The ground lay in ruins till 1518 when the plans for Château d'Azay-le-Rideau started.  A very long process of construction, that to this day the intended building design remains incomplete, only the south and west wings of the planned quadrilateral were ever complete. Leaving château preserved in a L-shape formation.

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