Things to see and do - Richelieu
Unmissable tourist sites
Richelieu Travel guide
Richelieu : Michelin's recommendations
In 1621, when Armand du Plessis (1585-1642), Bishop of Luçon, acquired Richelieu, all that stood on the banks of the Mable was a village and a manor house. When he became prime minister and Duke of Richelieu, he entrusted Jacques Lemercier with the task of designing a new castle and a town encircled by walls. In the 17C the construction was acknowledged as a wonder by all who saw it. Almost nothing remains of the Cardinal's palace, but the pleasant town with its fairs and markets still thrives.
Charming hotel built in 1632, in a listed house, located in the town created by the Cardinal de Richelieu and just a few steps away from the park of his castle. Back to the hotel at the end of the day, our chef will let you discover some Loire specia..