A small castle

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.

October 2020.


Château de Brissac (1)

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.

front

back

river

trees

stairs

entrance

April 2019.

Jardin du Luxembourg (3)

Luxembourg Garden is belong to the French Senate, 21 hectares of its 23 hectares is open to the public.

palace luxembourg – main pool – garden

palace luxembourg – french senate

luxembourg garden overlook

children play in the main pool

la reine mathilde

Matilda of Flanders (La Reine Mathilde 1031 -1083) was Queen of England from 1066 to 1083, by marriage to William the Conqueror.

April 2019.