France Travel Inspiration - Chateau de Chenonceau, Vallee de la Loire, France...

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Chateau de Chenonceau, Vallee de la Loire, France It is the one place to see in the Loire Valley that combines history and beauty.

France Travel Inspiration - Chambord Castle ~ Loire Valley, France

Château de Chambord, Loire Valley, FranceThe castle is a blend of French Renaissance architecture and traditional French medieval forms and classical Renaissance structures.

The Château de Chenonceau in France / photo by bloomsday616

The Château de Chenonceau is a French château near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. The original château was torched in 1412 to punish owner Jean Marques for an act of sedition.

Saumur Castle was originally constructed in the 10th century by Theobald I, Count of Blois, as a fortified stronghold against Norman predations. In the early part of the 13th century, Philip II of France made Saumur part of his royal domain.

The Chateau de Saumur, is located in the French town of Saumur, France. It was originally constructed in the century by Theobald l, Count of Blois. The Chateau de Saumur has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since

Château de Mouchy-le-Châtel, Conciergerie, Picardy, France: wonder why the moat is dry.

Château de Chenonceau, France. By Philippe Sainte-Laudy, via Flickr

Château de Chenonceau - commissioned by Thomas Bohier, Chamberlain for King Charles VIII, in the Loire Valley, France.

Chateau Villandry - yet another view

Château de Villandry - Indre-et-Loire, France - country estate, renaissance architecture and garden.