mercredi 15 septembre 2010

LES CHATEAUX DE LA LOIRE - THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS HISTORIC ROUTE - GIEN, LA FERTE SAINT AUBIN, ...

THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS HISTORIC ROUTE This important route along FRANCE's longest river, the LOIRE, has been used for centuries. The valley is associated with the kings of FRANCE, who from the time of the Capets, established their expanding dynasty in ORLEANS before deciding to make PARIS their capital. The valois and Bourbons were frequent visitors as the Loire Valley was only two days ride on horseback from PARIS. Although the magnificient Loire Valley well deserves its evocative name of « Valley of the Kings'. It's also an... [Lire la suite]
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mercredi 15 septembre 2010

CHATEAUX DU LOIRET - CASTLES IN LOIRET - CHAMEROLLES

CHAMEROLLES - CASTLE OF PERFUMES In the 16th C. CHAMEROLLES was the home of Lancelot 1st du Lac, a companion fo two successive kings, Louis XII and François 1st, whom he accompanied to ITALY during the war. With time, the castle had fallen into disrepair until the local governing body had it completely renovated. Although built at the beginning of the 16th C, the castle has a medieval plan, but it relects nonetheless signs of the new lifestyle, the Renaissance.The 16th Century garden made of six square plant beds and surrounded by... [Lire la suite]
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lundi 30 août 2010

Castle of RIGNY USSE

RIGNY USSE   The castle was a quadrilateral built with its back to the hillside. It was rebuilt in 15 and 16 Century on the site of a medieval fortress. In the 17th C;, the courtyard was opened, terraces and orangery built. The collegiale church, in transitional gothic renaissance style, contains very fine 16 c. stalls and and enamelled earthenware Virgin by Luca della Robbia. Furniture, tapestries, display illustrating scenes from the story of sleeping Beauty as Charles Perrault took his inspiration from this... [Lire la suite]
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lundi 30 août 2010

MEILLANT CASTLE

  MEILLANT Fine example of the architecture of the late 15th and early 16th C. This early-renaissance abode was built by charles I d'Amboise and his elder son Charles II, Lieutenant-general of Lombardy from 1502 until his death in 1511, who altered the old fortress built about 1300 by Jean de Sancerre. The work was supervised by cardinal Georges d'Amboise. Whilst the western façade remains very mediaeval, the more decorated eastern front and particularly the Lion Tower, shows the evolution of flamboyant gothic art... [Lire la suite]
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jeudi 15 juillet 2010

CASTLE OF MAUPAS

  MAUPAS CASTLE This castle was built in the Xvth C. by Jean Dumesnil-SImon, bailiff and governor of the Berry. It was erected on the ancient site of a previous dwelling which first belonged to the Seulys (1284) then to the Mathefelons (XIV th c.) and to the Rochechouarts.The castle became in 1682 Antoine Agard's property . He was ennobled by Louix Xvth in 1725,. This castle belongs still to the same family.
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jeudi 20 mai 2010

CHAMBORD CASTLE

  CHAMBORD CASTLE This castle creates a striking impression. Doubtless, because it's the largest of the castles of Loire, but it's also the grandest illustration of Renaissance art. The long pathways of its vast park, where you can find deer and wild boar roaming free, add to this first impression. Built by François 1st, Chambord was in the eyes of Charles Quint. »...the synthesis of what the human spirit can achieve.. ». The seductive power of Chambord lies in its roofwork and impressive chimneys, its turrets and... [Lire la suite]
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dimanche 16 mai 2010

AINAY LE VIEIL CASTLE

15,99 €Aquarelle Chateau Ainay Le Viel/Watercolour CastleComme NeufbEAUTIFUL CASTLE OF AINAY LE VIEILVoir ma boutique Egalement sur PriceMinister  : Peinture, immobilier amiens
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dimanche 16 mai 2010

CHAUMONT SUR LOIRE CASTLE

15,00 €Aquarelle Chateau De La Loire Chaumont Sur LoireComme NeufJOLIE AQUARELLE CHAUMONT SUR LOIREformat 30 x 20 cmBeautiful watercolour paintingfrench castle chaumont sur loireVoir ma boutique Retrouvez également avec PriceMinister  : Peinture, Louer Appartement
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mardi 19 janvier 2010

CASTLE

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mercredi 26 août 2009

CHAMBORD CASTLE

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