Grand Aquarium de Touraine - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Lieu dit les Hauts Boeufs, 37400 Lussault-sur-Loire, France
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About Grand Aquarium de Touraine
The Grand Aquarium de Touraine is an aquarium located between Tours and Amboise. it is the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe and consists of 70 basins including a 30-meter-long freshwater tunnel sheltering species from this river but also oceans around the world. A total of 12,000 fish are staged in two million liters of water.
Attractions Near Grand Aquarium de Touraine
The Pagoda of Chanteloup located in the heart of the castles of the Loire is the testimony of the castle of the Duke of Choiseul. The pagoda is 44m high and is held up by a ring of 16 columns and 16 pillars and it offers a panoramic view of the Amboise forest and the Loire Valley. The château was mostly demolished in 1823, but some features of the park remain there.
A place of residence for French kings from the 15th to the 19th centuries. It is one of the examples of the French style luxury architecture. Numerous men and women of letters and European artists stayed at Amboise on the sovereigns’ invitation. It has been recognized as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1840. It is situated at an elevation of 81 meters.
A beautiful castle which was Leonardo da Vinci's last residence. The site of the manor house dates back to the 12th century when it was surrounded by fortifications of which only the watchtower remains. The house as it is today, a good example of Renaissance art using both brick and the local tufa stone. Today it is a historical monument and is also a well-known museum about Leonardo da Vinci's life, work and memory.
The Valmer Castle is a castle of the Renaissance erected in the xvi th century xviii th century near the village of Chançay in Indre-et-Loire. Its Renaissance Italian-style terraced gardens, listed as historical monuments since 1930 1 , were recognized as a “ Remarkable Garden ” by the Ministry of Culture in 2004. The castle has been registered as a historical monument since 1930.
The Cisse is a French river crossing the departments of Indre-et-Loire and Loir-et-Cher, a tributary of the right bank of the Loire. The river takes its source in the commune of Rhodon. Its banks are a nice place to spend some leisure time. You can have fish and also one of the nice locations with natural beauty.
One of the beautiful castle located in the heart of France which is also called the ladies chateau’ as throughout its history it is they who have most influenced its design and its destiny. The current château was built in 1514–1522 on the foundations of an old mill and was later extended to span the river. An architectural mixture of late Gothic and early Renaissance and it also has a beautiful garden that is open to the public.
Where is Grand Aquarium de Touraine
Discover More Attractions in Centre-Val de Loire, Where Grand Aquarium de Touraine Is Located
The Centre-Val de Loire is a large inland region of central France located in the south-west of the French capital Paris. The region is known for its fine historical towns, for its vineyards and agricultural produce, and for its many beautiful castles.