History of Valencay

The commune was formed by the amalgamation of three settlements: the "Bourg-de-l'Eglise", the "Bas-Bourg" and what is called the "old quarter."

Valençay is part of Berry by virtue of its geographical situation. However, the chateau is a part of the Loire Valley by virtue of the date of its construction and its vast dimensions, which give it a similar appearance to Chambord. Built at the end of a plateau, it faces the river Nahon. The entrance astonishes by its dissymmetry and the surprising presence of an enormous tower and a house. The wing offers a more homogeneous style but this unity is only on the