Thursday, June 27, 2013

Château Chaumont

I have already posted three photos at Château Chaumont (click on "Chaumont" in the list of labels on the right-hand side of this page), but none of the château itself.  It is one of my favorites to visit because of its inventive gardens, extravagant stables, and beautifully restored and furnished castle.  While the original château on these grounds dates back to the 10th century, this "new" version was constructed in the 15th century.  One of its former residents was Catherine de Medici (wife to King Henry II).


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    1. Yeah, I don't know how they lay the roofing slate tiles on those steep, round roofs, but they look great.

  2. Like something out of a fairy tale. It must be a dream to be living in the Loire. Welcome to CDP.

    1. Well, I do like to say that we are living our dream here. Retirement and the Loire valley mix really well. Thanks for the welcome wishes. It's been well as a challenge.