Azay-le-Rideau was once known as Azay-le-Brulé on account of an 'insult trading session' in 1418 between the Burgundian garrison who held the village and the Dauphin, [the future Charles VII] who was on his way from Chinon to Tours. In reprisal for the insults hurled at him he ordered the garrison executed and burnt Azay. The name le-Brulé was current until the 16th century.
|Part of the earliest façade: possibly as early as 5th or 6th century|
|Detail: top row of figures, Christ in the center|
|Detail: two dogs facing each other|
|Hunting dog with [probably] a hare being chased by another dog.|