Visit Château-Renault

Once called the “City of Leather” because of its many tanneries, Château-Renault is much more than a city with a rich industrial past, it also has an astonishing architectural heritage inherited from the 18th and 19th centuries, and even Medieval and Renaissance architecture, along with a rich natural heritage…

Points of interest

The green corridor


The “Coulée Verte” is a 5 km walkway built at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s in the valleys of the Gault and the Brenne, and extending from the Park of the Source in the east to the Launay mill in the west. It offers a bucolic stroll along the water, in the footsteps of the tanneries and tanning mills that once occupied the banks, surrounded by remarkable flora and fauna.

Saint-André Church


Rebuilt during the Renaissance in 1563, inside you can discover superb 19th century stained glass windows from the Lobin workshop as well as an organ built by the Cavaillé-Coll organ builder in 1869.

The clock tower


The old fortified door of the 12th-14th centuries was recently restored. In the past it defended the principal entry of the enclosure of the castle.

La roseraie


Both a botanical collection and a pleasure garden, the rose garden is located on a terrace of the former castle gardens. With its 350 rose bushes spread over 1300 m2 of flowerbeds with pergolas and tunnels, it is one of the few rose gardens in the Centre-Val de Loire region.

The castle and its park


At the foot of the imposing 12th century keep, reproductions of paintings by André Bauchant, a famous “Naïve” painter, a native of the city (1873-1958), are exhibited in the open air. Some of these paintings can be found in Paris, Munich, and Tokyo. At the level of the town hall located in the old castle, you can look over the lower town with its tile and slate roofs.

The Leather and Tannery Museum


The museum, housed in the former Peltereau-Tenneson tannery, traces the memory of 400 years of leatherworking in Château-Renault. In 1880, 16 tanneries were in operation along the waterways. The last tannery closed in 1985.

Inercommunal aquatic center "Castel'eau"


Aquatic space, well being, learning, sports leisure.
Rue de Vauchevrier
Phone : 02 47 48 00 10

Cinema « Le Balzac »


Associative cinema and art.
The theater is equipped with digital and 3D.
16, place Aristide Briand
Phone : 02 47 56 21 76

The permanent Lego exhibition


DG TOYS/BRIQUESTORE is a permanent exhibition in Lego® bricks that will plunge you into a fascinating universe. 200m² of exhibition space will allow young and old to discover LEGO® works according to numerous themes such as StarWars, Harry Potter, Ninjago, Disney, Lego City and many others.

It is also a physical store gathering all the LEGO® and PLAYMOBIL® range.

DG Toys – Briquestore
2 Bis Rue Professeur G Louis




Château-Renault Town Hall
Parc du Château, 37110 Château-Renault
02 47 29 85 50