Famous French Chateaux
If you’ve ever been in France and wished you were at one of the famous French chateaux, you’ve come to the right place. The Loire Valley is home to some of the most beautiful French castles, and Chenonceau is one of the most famous. The chateau is home to a beautiful light show that takes place in the summer. You can enjoy the magnificent view over the Loire River while you dine under the graceful arches of the Chateau Guise.
Located in the Loire Valley, the Chateau de Villandry is known for its beautiful gardens and is considered to be one of the finest French chateaux. Founded in 1536 by Jean le Breton, King Francis I’s finance minister, it is one of the finest and last renaissance chateaux in the Loire Valley. The chateau was originally a small, but well-preserved medieval manor and was extensively renovated by the Princess de Broglie in 1875.
In the 17th century, the Chateau de Gudanes was built by Gilles Berthelot, the treasurer of King Louis XII. He wanted the chateau to be luxurious and elegant, and his wife, Philippa Lesbahy, oversaw the construction of the chateau. Louise of Lorraine died shortly thereafter, and she could no longer afford to keep the chateau. Marie of Luxembourg, Louise’s sister, took over the building work and brought the nuns temporarily. Later, the nuns were moved to the city of Tours. Although this is a fascinating story, it is not worth the risk of visiting this famous French chateau.