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birthplace of true knights

A travel journal to France by Zhebiton

Royal Chateau de Blois Photo, Loire Valley, France More Photos
Quote: Architecture of French castles are multifaceted and diverse. Country of finest castles, kings and the birthplace of true knights.
Chateau de Spesbourg Photo, Andlau, Alsace
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Shpesbur Castle is located in the Lower Rhine in the north-west of the village Andlo. This area is also known as the Northern Alsace. An ancient castle towers in Rotmansberge at 451-meter cape, folded granitic rocks. The construction dominates the valley. Skin Shpesbura makes it similar to the castles, fortresses of the XIII century. It has the same twenty-four-meter tower, which is located high door. All this makes Shpesbur more like a small-town Castle, the noble owner who donated the necessary strengthening of the decorations for his residence. All this indicates either a certain carelessness of the owner, or that he was far from military affairs.Most scientists involved in the study of...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 14, 2012

Chateau de Spesbourg
Above the Village
Andlau, France

Chateau de Faucon Noir

Attraction | "The oldest stone building in the country"

Chateau de Faucon Noir Photo, Montbazon, Loire Valley
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Chateau de Faucon noir is located in the Department of Monbazon "Indre-et-Loire" in the central part of France and is considered the oldest stone building of the country.The fortress was built during the period from 991 to 996 years. by order of Count Fulk of Anjou Knerr and became part of the whole ensemble of military facilities, among which are such famous French castles, as Losch, Montresor, Montrichard, Semblancay, Langevin, etc.Even though, on a stormy history, the Castle of the Black Falcon preserved to this day in 2003 and opened to tourists.The famous feudal castle appears before the eyes of visitors are already in shape, which he betrayed in the XII century Monbazon seniors...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 22, 2012

Chateau de Faucon Noir

Montbazon, France

Aigues Mortes

Attraction | "Forteresse de Aigues-Mortes"

Aigues Mortes Photo, Avignon, France
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Aigues-Mortes today - a city with only five thousand inhabitants, tourist center of the department of Gard in the Camargue region of small, France. Hence, about 33 km. to Nimes and 26 kms. to Montpellier. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that Aigues-Mortes reached almost unchanged to the present day and well preserved, despite more than semisotletnyuyu history. Its walls, towers, gates, streets, houses and churches - in exactly the same way they are built on the orders of St. Louis IX in the XIII century. Similarly, the phenomenon of Aigues-Mortes is obliged to own history. Founded originally as a French Port Royal, the only one at a time in the Mediterranean, after joining the French more conven...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2012

Aigues Mortes
Western Provence
Avignon, France

Chateau de Pierrefonds

Attraction | "Excellent! It affects their size!"

Chateau de Pierrefonds Photo, Pierrefonds, Picardy
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Pierrefonds Castle in south-eastern part of the forest of Compiegne, Compiegne near cities and Ville-Cauterets.Pierrefonds is a list of well-preserved castles fighting in France. The idea of ​​its creation belongs to Louis d'Orleans, son of Charles V in the 90 - ies of the 14th century. The castle was built near the river on a small hill, on the remains of the castle of the 12th century and over the centuries around Pierrefonds appeared a real city.In the 12th century were the owners of the castle of Pierrefonds Kerzi. From it survived only basements. In the late 12th century, Pierrefonds became possession of King Philip Augustus.In 1392 the Duchy of Touraine Pierrefonds, and were pr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2012

Chateau de Pierrefonds
Southeast Edge Of Compiegne Forest
Pierrefonds, Picardy 60350
33 / (0)3 44 42

La Citadelle de Sisteron Photo, Sisteron, France
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Starting from the XI century castle, which the French themselves proudly call the Citadel Sisteron, rebuilt many times. Each new owner brings to the appearance of the castle his element: a toss to the sky peaks towers, the fortress bristling bastions ... However, severely affected the architecture Sisteron only once, during the bombing of World War II, but in 1956 the castle was restored and opened to the public.By its architecture bears little resemblance to Sisteron typical European castles with turrets and facades decorated with decor. His spirit is felt erstwhile military might and breath of the desert. Light stone walls, simple lines and organic combination with the surrounding landscape. A...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 7, 2012

La Citadelle de Sisteron
1, allee de Verdun
Sisteron, France
04 92 61 06 00

Chateau de Saumur

Attraction | "The castle was built on the rock of emerald."

Chateau de Saumur Photo, Saumur, France
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Saumur Castle - one of the most beautiful and famous castles of Loire. It is located in the department of Maine-et-Loire, on the confluence of the rivers Loire and Thue. Castle of Saumur has the form of an irregular quadrangle, the angles of which are round towers. The western and southern towers are still preserved brickwork of the XIII century. The eastern tower has been restored, the body is decorated with emblems of her kind of Anjou. The ancient and magnificent Saumur its white towers and walls set the tone for the architecture of the city, towering over him.The history of this place is shrouded in mist. It is known that in the X century Comte de Blois built a monastery and a small mi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2012

Chateau de Saumur

Saumur, Pays de la Loire 49400
02-41-40-24-40

Chateau de Chambord

Attraction | "Chambord is amazing"

Chateau de Chambord Photo, Loire Valley, France
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Among the variety of castles of the Loire, is a special Castle, a fortress-castle-celebrity, lock, which could change the history of this department. In order to make it special First King Francis wanted to change the course of the river Loire. Chambord Castle is considered the most famous castle among the variety of castles of the valley. Chambord is striking splendor and elegance. There is so much that the tour would have to spend more than one hour.Masterpiece Renesanssa from the gate to the spiers of the castle is striking for its size and grandeur. Only one room in the castle over four hundred. This beautiful white spread on a tributary of the Loire River, a small rivulet Bevron. Prior to b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2012

Chateau de Chambord

Chambord, Loir-et-Cher

Chateau de Chambord

Attraction | "From the young king to Moliere"

Chateau de Chambord Photo, Loire Valley, France
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To begin a story about the history of Chambord, one can not speak about the history of its construction, because ... it is terrible. In essence it is the lock on the bones. Although in those days, almost everything is built by hand and the lives of many people. Construction lasted from 1519 Chambord in 1547. In its construction were employed continuously for about two thousand people. Construction went on marshland, was distributed among the workers of swamp fever, people have died almost immediately after infection. Oak piles of their own drives the marshy soil to a depth of 12 meters! Another fact: the masons in those days were paid piece rates, for each block of stone. And for ease of calculation m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2012

Chateau de Chambord

Chambord, Loir-et-Cher

Chateau de Conde

Attraction | "Wonderful snow-white building "

Chateau de Conde Photo, Picardy, France
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Visiting a Champagne! And wanting to taste the famous French champagne, we can not face the rich French history. Just a hundred kilometers from Paris, in the department of Champagne stretches the majestic castle of Conde. The name itself says a lot about the castle.Indeed at one time the castle belonged to one of the main "Huguenots," the French Prince de Conde. Here he lived here he was hiding from the crazy Catholics. Chateau de Conde is not very similar to the grandeur of the Louvre and Versailles, it is not like lavish decoration of the royal residences in the valley of the Loire, but it does have something eye-catching. Perhaps there decide the fate of nations. There are many traces left, a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 7, 2012

Chateau de Conde
4 Rue du Chateau
Condé-en-Brie, Aisne
+33 03 23 82 42 25

Château de Crussol

Attraction | "one of the oldest fortifications in France"

Château de Crussol Photo, France, Europe
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Château de Crussol - this is one of the oldest fortifications in France in the Rhone River valley, near the city of Valencia (south-east France), built to protect the French provinces from attack by the Italians. The fortress towers over the valley at an altitude of 300 meters and is an excellent overview paragraph. Now the once majestic city walls were only ruins, but even the ruined castle attracts many visitors.Almost four centuries the fortress Krussol held defense of the Rhone Valley. It is from this side of the French kingdom, the most feared attacking the Italians, so the fort was a key point Krussol Defense southeast. She had a strong defensive works, located on the inaccessible cl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 7, 2012

Château de Crussol
Route Nationale 86
Saint-Peray, France
04 75 81 00 51

Chateau de Langeais

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Chateau de Langeais Photo, Langeais, France
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Chateau de Langeais situated in the heart of the French town of the same name. The famous architectural monument, which enjoys popularity among the numerous number of tourists from different corners of our planet is to the best examples of a medieval fortress architecture. Originally, the Chateau de Langeais played the role of a defensive center. This is confirmed by a suspension bridge and moat, and the falling lattice, and terraces that allow conduct aimed fire.Only in the XII century the castle was enlarged by Richard the Lionheart. Chateau de Langeais much seen in my lifetime: withstood the siege the enemy, suffered partial destruction in the Hundred Years War, rebuilt from scratch. In 190...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 7, 2012

Chateau de Langeais
Rue Foulques Nerra
Langeais, Centre 37130
0247967260

Château du Lude

Attraction | "The castle is amazing"

Château du Lude Photo, Loire Valley, France
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French River Loire is known for its ancient castles on the shores. One of the gems of the Loire is a castle of Le Lud - beautiful creation of French architects.Le Lud is located in western France, at the crossroads of Anjou, Maine and Touraine.Castle - a great example of the architectural style of the Renaissance. This is confirmed by perfectly symmetrical shape of openings and the building itself. The first impression of the castle - is admired and verified the accuracy of details. Also, Le Lud richly decorated with stucco and bas-reliefs, which, however, does not seem to be redundant here - all the details found here an ideal place.Each room here - a single work of art. That room i...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 7, 2012

Château du Lude
Le Château
Le Lude, France
02 43 94 60 09

Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles)

Attraction | "The history of the castle of Versailles"

Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) Photo, Versailles, France
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Construction of Versailles was conceived and executed when the absolutism reached the highest stage of its power. During the crisis of absolutism in the last years of the reign of Louis XIV at Versailles were the beginning of the decline.Mirror Gallery is not just a new incarnation of light and space of solutions, but also demonstrates the development of glass industry in France, its first achievements in competition with the Venetian glaziers.In the future site of the palace stood a mill, surrounded by fields and marshes. In 1624 here in the order of Louis XIII built a small hunting lodge architect Philibert Le Roy.The restructuring of the small castle of Louis XIII was assign...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2012

Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles)
20 Km Sw Of Paris
Versailles, France
01 30 83 78 00

Chateau de Wildenstein

Attraction | "marvelous view"

Chateau de Wildenstein Photo, Alsace, France
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Vildenshtayn Castle, which means "Wild Rock", located on the top of the mountain Schlossberg in France. When is this majestic fort was one of the most well-known in Alsace, but today on this historic building leaving only ruins. Archaeological excavations conducted in the area of the castle Vildenshtayn point to the existence of settlements since the Roman era.Journey to the castle Vildenshtayn - this is an excellent opportunity to immerse themselves in history and the hard destiny of the people who once lived in these places.You can get to Vildenshtaynu passing dvadtsatimetrovy stone tunnel, which is carved in the rock. The creation of such a tunnel were built nearly a year. At the ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 17, 2012

Chateau de Wildenstein

Commune of Kruth, Alsace

Le Chateau de Gue-Pean

Attraction | "Amazing and powerful "

Le Chateau de Gue-Pean Photo, Monthou-sur-Cher, France
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Le chateau de Gue-paean is located in the department of Loire and Cher, near the municipality PONTLEVOY north-west of the famous French palace complex Valanse. Gue-Pean built first as a military fortress and then in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, was rebuilt into a hunting pavilion.The elegant design of the complex has a strict form of almost a square, the corners of which rise four identical towers. Each of the towers is a certain strengthening of the internal angle of the fortress wall. On the front side, protected by a deep moat, drawbridge, and there is heavy doors - a classic Renaissance architecture of fortification.The spacious courtyard in the middle ages makes it easy to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 17, 2012

Le Chateau de Gue-Pean

Monthou-Sur-Cher, France

Chateau du Haut Kœnigsbourg

Attraction | "The most beautiful in Alsace"

Chateau du Haut Kœnigsbourg Photo, Alsace, France
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The upper castle is located near the town Kenigsburg Selestat Orshviller in the commune, the Department of Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Located 55 kilometers south of Strasbourg at the peak in the Northern Vosges Stauffenberg, the castle is considered one of the most beautiful in Alsace. Built of local red sandstone, as if fused into a single unit with a rock, which gave the material for its construction, Kenigsburg is a fine example of a powerful fortress, while the luxurious residences of the feudal period of the Middle Ages.In the castle ensemble clearly distinguished into two parts. At the bottom of the fortress can be reached through the main gate with a massive gate tower, it housed the farm ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 17, 2012

Chateau du Haut Kœnigsbourg
Vosges Mountains West Of Selestat
Orschwiller, Alsace 67600
+33 (0)3 69 33 25 00

Le Chateau de Dampierre

Attraction | "A real masterpiece"

Le Chateau de Dampierre Photo, Dampierre, France
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Ile-de-France tranquil and cozy village, which is adjacent, with intact time villages. The main decoration of the Ile-de-France is the palace of Dampier. The palace is made of rare types of stone, surrounded by a moat. By order of the Duke of St. Louis, the architect Hardouin Mansart created a new project by placing le chateau de Dampierre on the road. The giant gates that greet visitors, hiding behind a beautiful park with garden areas and a large lake. The magnificent landscape solutions - the architect André Le Nôtre.The palace in the style of the French Baroque. But despite all the efforts of the masters of this style, the French Baroque expressed more modest than in other countries.Da...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2012

Le Chateau de Dampierre

Dampierre, France

Clos Lucé Mansion and Garden

Attraction | "Leonardo da Vinci is genius"

Clos Lucé Mansion and Garden Photo, Amboise, France
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Imagine the reign of King Francis I of France without the creativity and work of Leonardo da Vinci, is impossible. This great genius left behind a lot of work and a lot of mysteries. But there is in the Loire Valley Castle, about which it is known that the last three years of his life Leonardo da Vinci spent here.The majestic castle of white and pink stone is situated on the bank of the Loire all the same. Castle is located in the Clos-Luce Amboise, just 400 meters from the royal castle of Amboise.It starts with an excursion to the castle of Clos-Luce rise in the watchtower. From there, with great views of the surrounding area and the castle of Amboise Amboise. In this castle are man...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2012

Clos Lucé Mansion and Garden
2 Rue De Clos-luce
Amboise, France
02-47-57-62-88

Castle of Beynac

Attraction | "knights left the castle recently "

Castle of Beynac Photo, Beynac, France
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French Dordogne River Valley, not only pleases the eye with its beautiful nature, but also many memorable historic buildings, houses and castles, the most impressive of which - Chateau de Beynac. It is located 180 kilometers from the city of Bordeaux. This magnificent stone building with impressive forms can be seen from a distance and at a great distance. Like many other medieval castles, towers over Beynac surrounding valley at an altitude of about one hundred meters, as the keeper of the surrounding areas. This is where the shooting took place film "Joan of Arc" by Luc Besson and "aliens from the past" with Jean Reno. The name of the castle is part of the history of the Hundred Years War, British a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 9, 2012

Castle of Beynac
Top of the cliff
Beynac, France

Royal Chateau de Blois

Attraction | "The royal castle"

Royal Chateau de Blois Photo, Loire Valley, France
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Of the entire string of castles of the Loire, Blois Castle only deserved the name - the royal castle. Blois haven seven kings and 10 queens. Here died the main French kings poisoner Catherine de Medici, was killed here the Duke de Guise. But its main story of the castle is built of boards of two kings, Louis XII and Francis the First. It is these kings did Blois for what it is today.Castle of Blois stretches on the river Loire. This magnificent building of brick and hewn stone with peaked roofs and towers. The castle is rectangular in shape. And each part relates to a particular period of history. In the castle there are two main wings - the wing of Francis I and the wing of Louis XII.The...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2012

Royal Chateau de Blois
Center of Blois
Loire Valley, France

Chateau de Bridoire

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Chateau de Bridoire Photo, Dordogne, France
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The castle is located on the territory of Ribanyac Canton, 40 miles south of Bergerac. The fortress stands on a rocky promontory, around which is a small village not far from the famous vineyards Monbazzilaka. The castle was built on the same level with the South Hill called Gardonnetta. The area of the castle with the surrounding estate covers an area of ​​40 hectares.December 31, 1167, Bertrand de Briduar and his wife gave his castle in the possession of the abbey Kaduin Sergio Font. In 1150 the castle was first mentioned Briduar chartulary in the abbey. From that moment began the history of the castle.The castle has been restored several times, but the original form is not lost. D...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 9, 2012

Chateau de Bridoire
Commune de Ribagnac
Dordogne, Aquitane

Chateau de Brissac

Attraction | "The history of the castle Brissac"

Chateau de Brissac Photo, Angers, France
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The castle-fortress was built by order of the Count of Anjou Fulk Noerr. Its owners are constantly changing before 1434, and the fortress was used mainly for military purposes in the castle housed the military garrison.In 1434 the castle was bought by Pierre de Breze, who served as minister at the court of Charles VII and Louis XI. He has updated all the fortifications of the castle, so that the style they approached the castles of Langeais and Ussé. To this day ever since remained only two Gothic towers with mounted loopholes.In 1502 (according to some reports in 1492), the castle with all the surrounding land was purchased by Rene de Kosee. There is a legend that the hasty sale of the ca...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2012

Chateau de Brissac
Angers
Angers, Pays de la Loire

Chateau de Villandry

Attraction | "Elegant castle"

Chateau de Villandry Photo, Villandry, France
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This elegant castle stands near the Loire, near which stood here in ancient times the building. But the charm of the castle of Villandry concluded in the first place in his unique parks. History of France had not intervened within its walls - it was not a castle kings or courtesans. Built a castle, Prime Minister of King Francis I, Jean le Breton (whose coat of arms can be seen in the contour of the left dormer window) at the site the foundation of the feudal castle, where July 4, 1189, Philip II Augustus and Henry II of England signed a peace agreement. Jean le Breton, who was entrusted with leadership building castles of Fontainebleau and Chambord, razed the old chateau, leaving one towe...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 11, 2011

Chateau de Villandry

Villandry 37510
+33 (0)2 47 50 02 09

Chateau de Villandry

Attraction | "The gardens - the main point"

Chateau de Villandry Photo, Villandry, France
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The gardens are divided into three levels. Topmost - the first level - is a water garden (Jardin d'eau). Inspired by the classicism, it is located around a large water space created in the form of a mirror Louis XV. Mirror - a pond with rare aquatic plants. Is taken from the pond water for irrigation, and for the functioning of the fountains. Water garden - ideal for leisurely reflection in hot weather. The second level, which lies flush with the ground-floor rooms, is a regular Garden (Le jardin d'ornement), consisting of three thematic areas: Garden of Love (Jardin d'amour), Music Garden (Jardin de la musique) and the Garden of medicinal herbs (Jardin des simples). Flowers and grasses we...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 11, 2011

Chateau de Villandry

Villandry 37510
+33 (0)2 47 50 02 09

Royal Chateau de Blois

Attraction | "Blois: a Nice Town, Clean - I Like It!"

Royal Chateau de Blois Photo, Loire Valley, France
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Several shopping streets, stairs Denis-Papin with excellent views over the city, centered on a beautiful flower garden, a quarter "old Blois" with well-preserved old houses. There are many flowers.

Castle on the principle of construction is similar to Amboise - also in the city, also on the mountain. Perhaps the similarity ends, because made a strong impression. First of all, thanks to the hall States General and the Cabinet of Catherine de Medici. The Stairs interesting and intricate, but the idea of inferior stairs da Vinci.

Tarifs individuels: adults - 8e

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 25, 2010

Royal Chateau de Blois
Center of Blois
Loire Valley, France

Chateau de Chambord

Attraction | "One of the Finest Renaissance Castles in the Loire Valley"

Chateau de Chambord Photo, Loire Valley, France
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Magnificent, huge, immaculate and cool, like royalty. The great staircase was built supposedly on da Vinci's drawings. Castle gives the impression, which is difficult to describe in words - ah! " Imagine that you can live or even visit, it is difficult - all huge and uncomfortable. But it is perfect and flawless.If you are in two, should definitely go on the two spans central spiral staircase - to wave to each other from the "windows" and make sure that there is no intersection. It is up to the roof and wander among the turrets and flues, looking, as once a king, great hunting grounds around. Visit shop in the castle. Here you can buy a delicious raspberry liqueur - very good b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 25, 2010

Chateau de Chambord

Chambord, Loir-et-Cher

Chateau d'Amboise

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "The Castle Overlooking the River"

Chateau d'Amboise Photo, Loire Valley, France
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Worth seeing just to visit little St Hubert's Chapel which is reputed to contain the remains of Leonardo Da Vinci.In the souvenir shop selling all kinds of souvenirs with the heraldic attributes. Postpone the purchase of souvenirs to commemorate the visit of the castle of Amboise is not worth it, in Paris, such trinkets just do not find. Walk outside the castle on cobbled streets of the town of Amboise certainly bring pleasure. Just a few blocks from the castle of Amboise can find a small café and a delicious dinner. After eating a pleasure to sit on the sunny terrace, drinking coffee and watch the locals. Life in Amboise calm and unhurried. The contrast with the fussy and rest...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 1, 2010

Chateau d'Amboise
Indre-et-loire
Amboise
+33 (2) 47 57 00 98

Chateau d'Usse

Attraction | "visit to the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty""

Chateau d'Usse Photo, Loire Valley, France
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The castle is situated on the banks of Andrew. It impresses with its massive walls and towers among the greenery of trees - a thick grove goes straight to the walls of the castle. Inside the castle interiors in addition to captivate tourists recreate episodes of fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" by Wax. Historians compare Yousse the castle Chaumont - in a reduced form, lacking power and uzorochya scenery. At the track, as usual, included a cylindrical donjon. According to one version, the castle was originally a square, and then one side was demolished because no longer needed the protective function of the fortress, but the effort is an aesthetic moment. But there is another point of view on t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 11, 2011

Chateau d'Usse
Rigny-us
Centre, Centre
02-47-95-54-05

Royal Chateau de Blois

Attraction | "Masterpiece!"

Royal Chateau de Blois Photo, Loire Valley, France
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chateau at Blois - unique in its composition. Quadrangular closed track, crowning the hill on the bank of the Loire, where each party is to a certain stage of construction, makes it possible to trace the evolution of French architecture from the XV to XVII centuries. Stands amazed at how few centuries, had his original expression in artistic styles, well agree in the ensemble of the palace at Blois. Perhaps the reason for that - the unity of the national school, which has always distinguished the balance of reason and feeling, a sort of harmonious construction of the whole. In the castle, in addition to interiors can explore the exhibits of the Museum of Fine Arts, which demonstrates the fine arts, po...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 11, 2011

Royal Chateau de Blois
Center of Blois
Loire Valley, France

Chateau d'Amboise

Attraction | "the castle of Amboise able to surprise everyone"

Chateau d'Amboise Photo, Amboise, France
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Castle of Amboise was lucky to survive a second birth, and throw off the shackles of old fortifications. Moldings, friezes, suite and terraces adorned the facades of the old fortress, but it happened only at the will of Charles VIII. He was born in the castle of Amboise, in the walls, built in 1431 by Charles VII, as evidenced by the story.House of the King, addressed to the facade of the Loire, the chapel of St. Hubert, towers and Minimskaya Gürgen still exist. Chateau d'Amboise - a masterpiece of Gothic, throw ornaments only on ledges and window openings, of which there are many. The circular tower of the castle - tower over the original time and architectural styles. They are based on t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 25, 2012

Chateau d'Amboise
Indre-et-loire
Amboise
+33 (2) 47 57 00 98

Chateau de Cheverny

Attraction | "Easy to Imagine How You'll Live Here and Enjoy It"

Chateau de Cheverny Photo, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
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Sleek, lightweight, perfectly balanced and strikingly white, this castle is more like a magnificent palace or mansion, but not on a defensive fortification. The castle extraordinarily luxurious and beautifully, it is very cozy and homey warmth. I recommend watching it after or before Chambord - there is a striking contrast with them.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 25, 2010

Chateau de Cheverny
Cheverny 41700
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

Château de Chenonceau

Attraction | "Very Impressive"

Château de Chenonceau Photo, Chenonceaux, France
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The most replicated image of all the castles of the Loire.Memorized and recognizable by the lean-bridge and gallery receptions over it. Women's castle, built by women for women, that really bothers me. I remember a gorgeous bouquets of flowers, which the team florists me twice a week (some I touched, because my eyes refused to believe that the flowers alive), and an impressive kitchen, where right on the dining table planted seedlings. Although the gardens are in a very skeletal condition and we have not seen all possible their beauty, it was impossible not to visit. It's a "business card" of the Valley. In the annexe there is a wax museum. Nothing outstanding, but you can look at hi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 25, 2010

Château de Chenonceau
37150 Chenonceaux
Francia, France Francia
+ 33 (2( 47 23 90 07

Château de Chenonceau Photo, Chenonceaux, France
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Estate, where today stands the castle Chenonceau, belonged to the 1243 family DeMarco, a native of Auvergne. Their property has been and still is a fortress surrounded by moats with water and connected with the shore of the river Cher drawbridge. Near the castle stood a mill. During the reign of Charles VI de Jean Marc posted in its English garrison fort, which prompted the king to order demolish all the fortifications and secure land for their rightful owners. Financial difficulties forced the family to sell his inheritance to Thomas Boyer, Quartermaster of the Financial Affairs in Normandy. In 1512, he bought also a fortress. In love with the Renaissance style, Boyer decided to destroy the old...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 10, 2011

Château de Chenonceau
37150 Chenonceaux
Francia, France Francia
+ 33 (2( 47 23 90 07

Bataille de Castillon

Attraction | "Arques-la-Bataille"

Bataille de Castillon Photo, Bordeaux, France
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Arques-la-Bataille is located in the same town, which is located near Dieppe. The origin of the first part of the name refers to the name of the river Arc. More than seven hundred years, served as a military fortification. The castle has repeatedly passed from hand to hand to various States during the bloody wars of the Middle Ages. It was founded in the first half of XI century (c. 1040). Since its inception was a military fortress, was of great strategic importance. On the 70th. Twentieth century, the castle is closed to tourists because of the danger of falling rocks and collapse of the building.Standing on top of the chalk hill castle stretches for 200 meters and a maximum width is 55 meters...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2012

Bataille de Castillon
Site du château de Castegens
Castillon-la-Bataille, France 33350
+33 5 57 40 14 53

Azay-le-Rideau Chateau

Attraction | "Museum of the Renaissance"

Azay-le-Rideau Chateau Photo, Azay-le-Rideau, France
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Castle Azay-le-Rideau, built to protect the Tour, is on the island of the river Indre. At first, he looked like a medieval castle: drawbridge machicolations - and embodies the power of seniors, but later turned into an elegant mansion of the Renaissance. Balzac, which is around Aza wrote his novel "Lily of the Valley, called the castle" a sparkling diamond in a frame, Andrew. " Leads to it long chestnut avenue, resting in the semi-circular courtyard in the shade of linden trees. When you approach to Azay-le-Rideau, it seems that the rectangular building with round towers at the corners as if floating on the river Indre. Island where the castle stands, it is not visible, and it seems that t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 11, 2011

Azay-le-Rideau Chateau
rue Pineau
Azay-le-Rideau, France 37190
(0)2 47 45 42 04

Azay-le-Rideau Chateau

Attraction | "the mecca of tourists"

Azay-le-Rideau Chateau Photo, Azay-le-Rideau, France
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The main diamond in the necklace of the Loire castles, the most fairy-tale castle, the castle, which is impossible to forget. Azey-le-Rideau is conveniently located in the bend of the river Indre. Surrounded by an English park, built on the water Azey-le-Rideau reminds of those times forever gone kings and overlords. He seems to be some incredibly beautiful, heavenly, created somewhere above.Azay-le-Rideau is considered the mecca of tourists, who love France and its history. This is one of the most visited castles, located in the Loire Valley. Famous Honore de Balzac admired the beauty of this castle.The castle is surrounded by a moat, its white walls and gray roofs with many towers and tu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 25, 2012

Azay-le-Rideau Chateau
rue Pineau
Azay-le-Rideau, France 37190
(0)2 47 45 42 04

Chateau de Brissac

Attraction | "A very memorable wine cellars."

Chateau de Brissac Photo, Angers, France
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Chateau de Brissac is located in the province of Languedoc, at the foot of Cevennes, 30 miles from the city of Montpellier. This is the highest castle in France, its height is 52 meters left. His name lock and the whole area was named after the nickname of the medieval millers, who allegedly poured the grain into a hole made in the bag. In French, it sounds like the nickname "Breche-sac", which literally means - "a hole in the bag."The appearance of the castle is largely influenced by Italian Renaissance art, which exerted great influence on many architects who worked in the Loire Valley. The northern and eastern facades of the castle overlook the town and the park Brissak about Oban...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 11, 2011

Chateau de Brissac
Angers
Angers, Pays de la Loire

Chateau d'Angers

Attraction

Chateau d'Angers Photo, Angers, France
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In the early 1400's King Charles VII had found refuge in the castle of Angers, and then, with the help of Joan of Arc drove the English out of the country during the Hundred Years' War. In 1562, Catherine de Medici strengthened the castle, according to the military realities of the time. Henry III, ascended the throne, found that the fortress in the hands of Protestants to be their impregnable citadel, and, therefore, ordered the destruction of 17 towers to the level of the walls, towers and then turned into the usual curtain. Yet Henry III continued to maintain lock on the alert, and even set the artillery. In the course of anti-government unrest in France in 1652 by Henri Chabot raised a rebellion i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2012

Chateau d'Angers
Pl. du President-Kennedy
Angers, Pays de la Loire
02-41-87-43-47