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Castle of Essalois : classified site of the Gorges of the Loire

Castle of Essalois

Like Amboise or Chaumont, which watch over the course of the river far downstream, Essalois stands guard on its rocky promontory.

A building that crosses the ages

Beautiful hiking trails allow access to it. This castle of medieval origin has been modified throughout its history.

Views of the Loire gorges

From the courtyard, you can enjoy a 360° panorama on the Loire gorges and the Forez plain. Inside, the Centre d’interprétation des Gorges de la Loire (Loire Gorges Interpretation Center) takes an interactive look at the life of the river and the Grangent dam, just below.