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Château de Candé





At the beginning of the 16th century, François Briconnet, mayor of Tours, built a country site in Renaissance style. In 1853, Santiago Drake del Castillo, a rich Cuban, acquired the property and tripled the size of the building in Neo-Gothic and Renaissance styles. In 1927, the millionaire Charles Bedaux (1886-1944) who owned the Castle modernised it, installing running water and telephone. On June 3rd 1937, the Duke of Windsor, former Edward VIII chose this place to marry the American Wallis Simpson, from whom he had renounced the throne. In 1951 Charles Bedaux's widow gave Candé to the presidency of the Republic that gave it to the Conseil Général d'Indre-et-Loire in 1974.

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Château de Candé

37260 Monts

Tel : +33 2 47 34 03 70
Fax : +33 2 47 34 03 70

Contact : Monsieur Guy Ferary

Railroad Station : Monts (1 Km)
Airport : Tours (20 Km)

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Leisure on site :

  • Park

Leisure nearby :

  • Park
  • Museum
  • Horseback riding
  • Kids leisure
  • Golf 18 holes

Parking :

  • Outdoor parking

Situation :

  • Countryside