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DISCOVER THE ROYAL & OTHER NOTED CHATEAUX AROUND FRANCE.
|The Châteaux in France are
magnificent and architecturally gratifying. The best
source for information on France's historical castles and
museums, monuments and landmarks can be found here. There
are several thousand chateaux of
historical and architectural significance throughout France.
Discover what Chateau means!
On this page you'll
find les Chateaux de la Loire as well as some of the
more noted national [Royal] and privately owned
historical and medieval French châteaux. There are
the magnificent and historical walled cities,
abbeys, cathedrals, châteaux housed B&Bs, and of
course tours to visit these spectacular monuments.
Some châteaux included in the Chateaux Pass, the Royal Chateau de Chambord, and Chateau d'Angers that dates back to the first century, truly a
And please visit our information on
Le Notre the famous
landscape designer for these magnificent chateaux and
their gardens. The term landscape architect hadn't
been created yet, he was advanced way beyond his time,
for the illusions and plans devised in his time.
Le Château de Chambord
The Chateau of Chambord
shown at left is the largest of the Royal Chateaux in
the Loire Valley. The tours that are offered
include some of the most magnificent of the castles in
the Loire. View all the top
Loire Valley Tours & Packages for the Loire Valley,
that encompass the two regions of Centre [Central Loire
Valley] and Pays-de-la-Loire [Western Loire
Valley]. Relive history; visit these awesome castles
from the 12th - 18th centuries.
Find additional castle information,
such as the parts of a
castle and what they're called, and pictures of castles from various castle websites and castles from the middle ages.
Enjoy our 'Chateaux' pages, and these truly beautiful and
magnificent Royal and Private Castles of France! .
A Place and Time of Kings and Royalty Retreats
[Institute de France] and Museum
[also known as Chaumont-Amboise]
Chenonceau, le Chateau des
Mont St. Michel
Chateaux Links to
include Medieval and
and Parts Lexique and Coats of Arms
La Passion des Chateaux is dedicated to historical chateaux
around France, but primarily focuses on the Puy-de-Dome area of
Auvergne. From the
evolution of the chateau,
architectural terms for the different parts of a chateau, as
well as the Coat of Arms explanations and much more. You can
view the chateaux here.
Châteaux Foundations [Fondation
du Patrimoine] [for the Protection of Historic Monuments]
For Fondation information,
click on this page, et La Protection des Monuments
click here. For information regarding Restoration, you
find the information
La Demeure Historique [DH] Association
for Owners of Private Historic Monuments
UEHHA the Union of European
Historic Houses Association in France
VMF Les Vielles
An individuals website on castles.
These châteaux are not as well known to visitors, and the site
is not exclusive to French chateaux, you'll get to view the
other countries castles if you like. However, the photos and
information is great!
Castleland Regional Map of Medieval Châteaux
Directory by Department, this is a great site with
all the contact information as well as links to many of the
Castles France Châteaux de la Loire
Castles of the world - [huge
contains a large collection of castle related information for
France and around the world.
Chateau and gardens, drive through wildlife park, in
Châteaux Celtes et Chimères
portail with A to T information on medieval times, history,
tales myths, legends significant dates and events
Loire Valley Tours website, the virtual visit.
Start at Amboise and click on next monument below each château,
it will take you alphabetically through all the major châteaux
of the Loire Valley. We've already put some of the chateaux on
this page, but take a trip to see the rest. Really nice!.
Pandora Enchanting Castles [Belgium
Chateaux Information] with information by Province
Medieval Castles Pictures
Walled Cities [Fortresses] of France
Avignon France and the
Palais de Papes
The official history information for Avignon
office of Avignon
Information for Avignon
grandest walled city of them all is Carcassonne
[ancient medieval city]. A Unesco World Heritage site.
Official Tourisme Office in Carcassonne
with happenings & events in the medieval city
A nice information site on Carcassonne,
and very impressive night photo of it.
The Cathars from this time period and
some information from a visiting writer
Tourism office of Carcassonne
Offiical Tourism site for Chinon -
Chinon was included in the French royal estates in 1205, this is
a very nice site! Be sure and go through the links.
de Chinon, the
Medieval Fortress in the Loire Valley, and where Charles VII
first met Joan of Arc. With photos and a lot of historical
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