Garden of the Château de Brissac.
photos taken july 2014.
I’ve been to one of the flights of Franch hot air balloons championship (Championnat de France de Montgolfières) this year. It was hold in the huge garden of a Loire valley castle.
On my way to the show, I hit to a terrible trafic jam, so I arrived almost late.
The castle, Chateau de Brissac, where the balloons taken off from it’s garden, at 18h44, half an hour before the flight.
Photos taken on 29 August 2013.
In this area, castles are so often link with water, built by a river, a stream, or surrounded by a moat.
In front of this river (Le Loir), it’s a XI century castle, château royal de Durtal. There are River Loire (La Loire) and River Loir (Le Loir), La Loire is the main river of the Loire Valley, le Loir is also in the area, but much smaller.
Château de Pornic, a XII century castle, faces the atlantic ocean. although in serious, it’s in the “Pays de la Loire”, but the castle is not one the Loire valley castles, it situated in the south of the river Loire, where the big river joins the atlantic ocean. Pornic castle is private, not open to public visited.
photos taken on July 2013.
photos taken on summer 2012.