Amongst many big, wellknown castles in the Loire Valley, this is a small almost unknown one: Château de Pignerolle. The castle itself is no longer opened to the public, but the very beautiful pleasant garden and parc around the castle do.
So many castles here, public or private, small or big, if you want to visit, you are spoiled for choice.
This is a private big one.
Brissac is a family owned chateau, owned by the same family since 26 May 1502, date of purchase of the domain of Brissac by René de Cossé, a gentleman from Angers. His descendants, the Marquis and the Marquise still live in the Chateau with their four children.
Let’s look at its outside first.