Château d'Azay-le-Rideau--page 4 (of 6 pages)


page 1--Entrance facade/front (north)
page 2--Right-angled wing/front
page 3--East and south side
page 4--West side (former garden facade)
page 5--interiors
page 6--interiors

West side with door originally leading to the Biencourt park

A grand passageway led from the front court through the château to this exit for the Biencourt park. The château is now on a small island in the Indre River. Remains of the bridge that crossed the moat to the garden can be seen underneath the door.

The chapel

While an ancient chapel stood here near the château, it was redecorated by Biencourt in a neo-medieval style.

West side and from the northwest

Also see below for views from the northwest.

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