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Chateaux in Indre-et-Loire
The Indre-et-Loire (not unlike neighbouring departments) proved an ideal location for Kings and nobility to build lavish Renaissance castles set amidst rich hunting forests and waterways.
Chateau de Chenonceau is arguably the greatest of all the Renaissance Chateaux with the stunning gardens of Villandry and magical, fairy-tale structure of Ussé in close second position.
The history and grandeur of these castles simply take your breath away and serve to plunge you into court life in the Renaissance with its intrigue, gossip, foul deeds, courtiers, feasts, balls, arts and literature and much more.....