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.

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The Chateau d’Angers, built between the 13th and 16th centuries.
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On top of the wall
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The garden inside the castle walls
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Chateau Villandry, built in 1536.
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The Meditation Pool at Villandry
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The gardens at Villandry
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Part of the moat and the only castle we visited that still has water in the moat.
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Chateau de Commarque was built in the 12th century and is still in the Commarque family. It is currently being restored.
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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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