One of the earliest Renaissance châteaux, Azay, with its fairytale turrets and spires, displays the transition from the Gothic to the Renaissance style. It was built by Philippa Lesbahy, wife of Francois I’s corrupt advisor Gilles Berthelot.
The Château d’Azay-le-Rideau is located in the town of Azay-le-Rideau in the French département of Indre-et-Loire. Built between 1518 and 1527, this château is considered one of the foremost examples of early French renaissance architecture. Wikipedia