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Château de Chaumont

Château de Chaumont is located in Chaumont-sur-Loire, France. The castle was constructed on the left bank overlooking the Loire River. Built in the 10thcentury by Odo I, Count of Blois, the original castle was destroyed by order of King Louis XI in 1495, due to an unsuccessful rebellion by Pierre d’Amboise. The Renaissance castle was rebuilt in the 15th century by Pierre’s son, Charles I d’Amboise. Charles I, added the north and west wings in a Gothic defensive style, with a wall-walk and dry moats. Catherine de Medici purchased the castle in 1550 and upon the death of her husband King Henry II, she forced his mistress Diane de Poitiers to accept the castle in exchange for Château de Chenonceau. The castle eventually passed to the Duke of Bouillon and continued to change ownership numerous times throughout its history. The comte d’Aramon purchased the château in 1833 and began to renovate the neglected castle; he even added a museum for medieval arts. The castle boasts round crenelated towers, conical roofs, a 16thcentury chapel, a courtyard, and an ornamental garden. The sugar heiress, the Princess of Broglie purchased the castle in 1875; her husband added the luxury stables in 1877. The family also updated the castle and replanted the English-style garden. Due to financial difficulties, she was forced to sell the castle in 1938 to the State. In 2007, the estate was transferred to the French government. The castle is open to the public and serves as a museum.

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Le Château de la Roche Courbon

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Le Château de la Roche Courbon

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Le Château de la Roche Courbon

Château de la Roche Courbon is a large château, developed from an earlier castle, in the Charente-Maritime département of France. It is in the commune of Saint-Porchaire between Saintes and Rochefort. The château is privately owned, and classified as an historic monument. The garden is listed by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France.

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Cheverny castle

The Château de Cheverny (pronounced “Shuh-vair-nee”) is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France. It is one of the châteaux of the Loire valley[1]

Henry Le Mareschau was the owner of Cheverny in 1315[2], held under the Count of Blois(F1). It was sold to Jean Huraults with its “houses, presses and vineyards” in the late 14th century. His grandson Jaques gained the title, Seigneurs de Cheverny, having served under Louis XI, Charles VIII and Louis XII(b1)(note 3) and gained the governorship of the county of Blois under Francis I (A1).
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