Castles, castles everywhere

Before visiting France, I probably would have said I had little or no interest in castles, but I would have been wrong. I found the castles of France fascinating. Some were mere ruins while others had been well maintained.

The Chateau d’Angers, built between the 13th and 16th centuries.
On top of the wall
The garden inside the castle walls
Chateau Villandry, built in 1536.
The Meditation Pool at Villandry
The gardens at Villandry
Part of the moat and the only castle we visited that still has water in the moat.
Chateau de Commarque was built in the 12th century and is still in the Commarque family. It is currently being restored.
Inside the grounds of the Chateau Commarque
Beneath the Chateau are caves with carvings that date to the Magdalenian Period (15,000 B.C.).

6 thoughts on “Castles, castles everywhere

    1. Madeline Bialecki Post author

      I hit “publish” before I could add the important piece of information: we met the owners of two of the castles; one of them gave us a private tour and told us the history of the castle. His family built it and a second castle across the valley.


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