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Château de Langeais
Coat of arms of Langeais
Coat of arms
Langeais is located in France
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chinon
Canton Langeais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre-Alain Roiron
Area1 60.38 km2 (23.31 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 4,011
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 37123 / 37130
Elevation 36–109 m (118–358 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Langeais is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.



Langeais has a church of the 11th, 12th and 15th centuries, but is chiefly interesting for its large and historic château built soon after the middle of the 15th century by Jean Bourré, minister of Louis XI. Here the marriage of Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany took place in 1491. In the park, are the ruins of a keep of late 10th century architecture, built by Fulk Nerra (Black

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