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Château de Chaumont ~ France

château de chaumont (ii)

The storm threatened as we arrived, and while inside we watched from the windows as torrential rain poured down the historic walls and even started to creep in and down a stairwell, visitors ran about in the courtyard, and we wondered just why had we bought inclusive tickets for the garden festival? Of course it passed; then there was that magical late-afternoon after-storm sunlight on the wet garden, and we didn't feel a drop.

Chateau de Chambord, France

Chateau de Chambord, France (by wanderingYew2) (All things Europe)

Chateau de Chambord, France (by wanderingYew2)

The Chateau de Brissac ~ a curious mixture. Medieval towers and newer sections from the 1600s in Loire Valley,France

Curious Mixture - Chateau de Brissac

The Chateau de Brissac is a curious mixture. Medieval towers and newer sections from the 1600s. Loire Valley, France

Chapel of Saint-Hubert where Leonardo da Vinci is buried, Chateau d'Amboise

Leonardo da Vinci's Tomb at Amboise

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LANGEAIS - Façade renaissance du château coté cour, via Flickr. Touraine Loire Valley, France

2002.04.17.04 LANGEAIS - Façade renaissance du château coté cour

Langeais, pendant la seconde moitié du XVe siècle, demeure une place importante. Ainsi, Louis XI, en réaction à la Ligue du Bien Public (coalition de grands seigneurs constituée contre le roi) à laquelle participe activement le duc de Bretagne, décide de faire bâtir un nouveau château à l’extrémité orientale de l’éperon. Le chantier est en pleine activité en 1465 et en 1467. La direction de ces travaux est assurée par Jean Bourré, fidèle conseiller du roi, en coopération avec Jean Briçonnet…

Usse chateau, Loire - Sleeping Beauty is based on Usse.

Chateau d'Usse in the Loire Valley

The chateau d'Usse sits in the forest of Chinon and is often called the sleeping beauty chateau