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The Chateau de Chambord estate has been closed to the public due to severe flooding in the area.

EN IMAGES - Inondations : le château de Chambord cerné par les eaux, rêve de François Ier sur Orange Actualités
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The Château Royal d'Amboise (Prince Jean and Princess Philomena live on the domain) by evening: picture.
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Chateau de la Mothe-Chandeniers, an abandoned castle in France that traces its origins to the 13th century, has an unusual new group of owners: 11,000 strangers from across the globe who teamed up online to buy the castle.


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The Chateau of Madame Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV is up for sale!

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After the March 31, 1661 marriage of Philippe de France, duc d'Orleans and Henrietta Anne of England, the Palais-Royal became the main residence of the House of Orleans.
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After King Henry II died in 1559, his widow Queen Catherine de' Medici made the Chateau de Chenonceau her own favorite residence.
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After King Henry II died in 1559, his widow Queen Catherine de' Medici made the Chateau de Chenonceau her own favorite residence.
It was the residence of Henri's infamous mistress Diane de Poitiers,Catherine now all powerful queen regent forced Diane to exchange her beloved Chateau de Chenonceau for the Château de Chaumont.

Henri's death was Diane's downfall.
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It was the residence of Henri's infamous mistress Diane de Poitiers,Catherine now all powerful queen regent forced Diane to exchange her beloved Chateau de Chenonceau for the Château de Chaumont.

Henri's death was Diane's downfall.

I got to visit both a few years ago, and fell in love with Chaumont-sur-Loire.

A step down for Diane, but it had - and still does - the best stables in Europe, and a wonderful position.

By chance - more than by design - I visited six of the so called "ten best" Chateaux in a matter of a few days.

Travelling by local train and walking - and no language skills and not young.

A wonderful experience - and off season, so no crowds.

Got lost at times, but worked it out - didn't have maps either, just up for the experience.

(Got far more lost doing the same thing in the Rhine - that was a bit more scary, lost in those forests a few times trying to find the track to the castles!)

If you ever think you would like to see these places, please allow yourself.

Very cheap when you do it yourself - you don't need an organized group, that can be very limiting time-wise too.

Very do-able, don't miss out - all sorts of amazing places ordinary people can go to these days.
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A step down for Diane, but it had - and still does - the best stables in Europe, and a wonderful position.
She also retained the even nicer Château d'Anet but more importantly she kept her head
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She also retained the even nicer Château d'Anet but more importantly she kept her head
And I alway picture her as Lana Turner, from that old Roger Moore movie An Ard Ri - which isn't really right!

She sounded like a capable and motivated person from what she did for the property when she was in charge of Chenoneau.
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And I alway picture her as Lana Turner, from that old Roger Moore movie An Ard Ri - which isn't really right!

She sounded like a capable and motivated person from what she did for the property when she was in charge of Chenoneau.
Ha ha I'm sure Diane would have been quite happy with Lana Turner playing her on the big screen
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