Domaine de Candé

Discover the Estate

In a protected setting, 20 minutes from Tours, the Domaine de Candé invites you to discover a Castle with a daring layout, inviting you to stroll in the heart of 230-hectare grounds classified as a sensitive natural area, with a vegetable garden, a forest and ponds.

Rising to fame in 1937 by the marriage of the Duke of Windsor to the American Wallis Simpson, the Château de Candé has had many owners from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Two of them equipped it with extremely modern amenities for its time: huge kitchens on two levels; ultramodern bathrooms; a thousand square meters of cellars equipped with the latest presses; a Bell telephone exchange; a fitness room with equipment worthy of the Titanic; and a monumental Skinner organ, the only one in Europe.

The various routes of tours and walks invite you to contemplate and observe the Estate’s natural and technical heritage...