Châteaux de la Loire en Français

Chinon   Montrichard   Saint Aignan

Chinon 

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Chinon and it's famous castle , a huge fortress (1300 feet x 230) , originally a Roman camp. In 11 C ,  Henry  Plantagenet built most of the castle...After he became King of England , Chinon was his favorite residence in his possessions on this side of the Channel .In 1429 , the young Joan of Arc recognized the  King of France among 300 courtiers and told him she was a "Messenger of God" ...and the king believed in the courageous girl's mission to defeat the English forces.....

 Montrichard

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This Old city is located  nearby Chenonceau and Montpoupon , on the bank of river Cher .The square keep which stands above  was built in 1010 by Fulk Nerra ...

Saint Aignan

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This medieval city , a few kilometers from Montrichard,has a few gothic houses and a beautiful 11 C and 12 C church.The castle was built in the 16 C on the  ruins of the medieval fortifications.

 

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Châteaux de la Loire en Français

 

Index of castles, cities,abbeys  by alphabetical order: 

 Amboise  Angers  Azay le Rideau   Brissac  Chambonneau   Chambord  Chateau Larcher   Chaumont  Chenonceau  Cheverny  Chinon  Dissay  Gençay  Gué-Péan  Guillonnière  Langeais  Luynes  Melle  Montreuil-Bellay  Montrichard   Moulin   Nouaillé Maupertuis  Pocé sur Cisse   Saint-Aignan    Saint Maurice la Clouère    Saint Savin   Ussé   Valençay   Villandry