History - Château de Jallanges
THE HISTORY OF JALLANGES
Built in 1465 on the site of a medieval fortress exiting from 1212, Jallanges was built by the King Louis XI.
Louis XI built Jallanges for his Prime Minister and chose to use a mixture of bricks and stone, using the latest styles of architectural beauty.
Successively owned the the Mayor’s of Tours, King’s Ministers, Prime Ministers, Queen
Charlotte, Claude of France and various Treasurers, Jallanges was also home to Marie GAUDIN, favorite Mistress of François I, and grandmother of Gabrielle d’Estrées (a favorite of Henri IV).
Elected as a Châtellenie en 1631, allanges has kept its beauty and elegant forms as souvenirs of the good taste that i twas built in.
Gradually over time, Jallanges fell into ruins in the XXth century and was bought by its current owners, the Ferry-Balin family, in 1984, who continue to restore the Château to its former beauty by organising many events and gala evenings.
Easy access from the A10 Motorway, and only a few minutes from Tours airport, as well as the High Speed Train from Paris, Jallanges is ideally placed between TOURS and AMBOISE.
Surrounded by acres of the well-known Vouvray wines, “JALLANGES”, is bordered by a park with three hundred year old trees, a forest, Renaissance garden and 17th century Chapelle.
Abandonned for over half a century, Jallanges was bought by the Ferry-Balin family who have, and continue to, restore it with passion and patience, by offering the following activites;
-VISITES of the Château are possible and show life as it was in the a Renaissance … history, architecture, tradition, arts ….
-BED & BREAKFAST Each individual bedroom offers a wonderful opportunity of spending time in the 15th century Renaissance château. All the bedrooms have en-suite facilites and views of the Parks and Renaissance Garden. Prices start from 170 euros.
-GÎTE FOR 4-6 PEOPLE ; an entire appartment with kitchen, lounge, bathroom, bedrooms and private terrasse.
-RECEPTIONS FOR 20 TO 500 PEOPLE, with or without meals (For example : gastronomic gala dinners, weddings, workshops …)