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Château

21 November 2013

1874 – Chateau St. Michael, Cannes, France

Architect: T.T. Smith “Built two miles on the east side of Cannes, on the road towards Golfe Yuan, is situated on an eminence overlooking the Mediterranean, and commanding extensive views over the Estrelle...

11 September 2012

Chateau de Blois, Loire, France

The Royal Château de Blois, residence of several French kings, is located in the center of the town of Blois. In 1429, Joan of Arc was blessed here by the Archbishop of Reims...

11 September 2012

1490s – Chateau de Gien, Loiret, France

Originally constructed at the end of the 14th century, the only remaining vestige of that era is the square tower on the south facade, the Tour “Charlemagne”. The Chateau was remodeled at the...

24 November 2009

Chateau de Tours, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Unlike many of the chateaux of the Loire valley, Chateau de Tours is a plain building with two towers. One of these is plain finished while the other has more ornate corbelling.

23 November 2009

1576 – Chateau Chenonceau, Indre-et-Loire, France

Chenonceau is probably the most famous chateau in the Loire valley. Built over the river Cher, the chateau is surrounded by water. The original chateau on this site was demolished by Thomas Bohier...

23 November 2009

15th C. – Chateau Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, France

The Chateau of Amboise, built by order of Charles VIII, Louis XII and François I between the 15th and 16th centuries was one of the first truly “royal” residences. Built on a rocky...

23 November 2009

1547 – Chateau de Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France

Architect: Domenico da Cortona The royal Château de Chambord is the largest castle in the Loire Valley, but was built to serve only as a hunting lodge for King François I, who maintained...

23 November 2009

1472 – Chateau de Creully, Basse-Normandie, France

The castle has been modified throughout its history. Around 1050, it did not resemble a defensive fortress but a large agricultural domain. In about 1360, with the Hundred Years War, it was modified...

23 November 2009

1630 – Chateau de Cheverny, Loir-et-Cher, France

Architect: Jacques Bougier Constructed between 1624 and 1630, to designs by the sculptor-architect of Blois, Jacques Bougier, who was trained in the atelier of Salomon de Brosse, and whose design at Cheverny recalls...

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