The Château d'Ancy-le-Franc is a French 16th-century castle and
garden near Tonnerre, in Burgundy.
Antoine de Clermont, brother-in-law of Diane de Poitiers commissioned Sebastiano
Serlio, who was employed at the court of Francis I, to design the château and garden; construction
on a large level site began in about1546.
The house is built around a large rectangular courtyard of majestic
The twelve principal rooms on the ground floor, notably the Chambre des Nudités
and the Chambre de Diane, are adorned with tapestries and frescoes.
On the first floor, the apartments and galleries were sumptuously decorated by
A drawing by Jacques Du Cerceau shows that the original gardens echoed the
rectangular shape of the house.
A huge rectangular raised terrace was constructed around the house and garden,
and this terrace was used as a promenade from which house and gardens could be viewed.
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc is closed during the winter times, and it is open
between March and November.
The chateau is open all year round for group visits by
An adult ticket is €9 and a child ticket cost €6. There also different types of
discounts for group visits. Visit the main page for more information or contact the tourist office:
Tel. (+33) 03 86 75 14 63
Château d'Ancy-le-Franc Map
Château d'Ancy le Franc address: 18 Place Clermont-Tonnerre, 89160 Ancy-le-Franc,
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