We hear the expression 'fairytale chateau' bandied about liberally in gushy touristic promotional literature, but in some cases the description is literal. At least two chateaux in the Loire Valley were the inspiration for two of the most famous fairy tales by Charles Perrault. It is well known that the Chateau of Ussé is associated with the story of Sleeping Beauty, but what is much less well known is that the chateau of Chaumont provided the backdrop for Cinderella. On our tours we specialise in the quirky and little known histories. Of course we give you some well known background, but our tours are always spiced up with intriguing tales that have mostly been forgotten by others.
|Chateau de Chaumont sur Loire.|
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