The Chateau

2 kilometres west of Azay-le-Rideau, you enter l’Islette through a gate that dates from 1638 set between two square turrets....


Camille Claudel and Rodin

During the 1890s, l’Islette sheltered the passionate love affair of the two great sculptors…



The Château de l’Islette is open to the public from 1 May to 30 September.

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Welcome to Château de l’Islette

In the heart of Touraine, in an attractive setting which is a harmonious mix of the local tufa limestone’s delicate whiteness and the ever-changing green of the river Indre, the Château de l'Islette has the great pleasure to welcome you.

The Renaissance Castle, cradled by the arms of the river either side, reminds us of its neighbour, Château d’Azay-le-Rideau. The ‘two brothers’ as we often say…

Here, strength meets grace.

Camille Claudel and Rodin stayed at l’Islette on several occasions and the château acted as a hideaway for their passionate love. The château invites you to get carried away by the Indre Valley’s romantic charm.