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Family life at Gizeux Castle, in Touraine

Family life at Gizeux Castle, in Touraine

In Touraine, the Laffon family has lived in the castle of Gizeux for more than 200 years. The oldest part of the castle dates from 1334, the castle was later extended and modernized during the Renaissance period. Currently, Gizeux Castle is inhabited daily by its...

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Cheverny, a family castle with a big heart

Cheverny, a family castle with a big heart

The château de Cheverny, located in the Loire Valley, is a castle with many facets. First of all, it is a family castle, which has been inhabited by the same family for more than 6 centuries! Hergé, who created the adventures of Tintin, was inspired by Cheverny to...

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Ussé Castle, the fairytale castle

Ussé Castle, the fairytale castle

In the Loire Valley, in the Indre-et-Loire department, is located the château d’Ussé, which inspired Charles Perrault when he wrote "la Belle au bois dormant". A first fortress was built around the year 1000. The current castle was built in the 15th century, enlarged...

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Lassay Castle in Mayenne, 8 living towers

Lassay Castle in Mayenne, 8 living towers

In Mayenne, between Brittany and Normandy, is located the castle of Lassay, built in the fifteenth century. Its atypical shape (8 interconnected towers) makes it a unique castle. This castle has been inhabited by the same family since the beginning of the 19th...

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Between rocks ans river, Freÿr Castle in Wallonia

Between rocks ans river, Freÿr Castle in Wallonia

Private castle, the castle of Freÿr is located along the Meuse River, in Belgium. This castle is furnished and still inhabited by its owners. A first castle was built in the 14th century and then destroyed in the 16th century. The Renaissance castle, as we know it...

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