Thursday, 10 June 2021

Fabulous Medieval Fortresses in the Anglin Valley

 ‘Castles’ in France fall into three broad categories: Medieval fortresses ie proper defensive castles; Renaissance luxury country houses built by the aristocracy, and what most people call ‘chateaux’; and 19C luxury country houses, often closely mimicking their Renaissance forebears, but built by wealthy industrialists.

Chateau de Forges, Vienne, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Chateau de Forges.

Most of the attention in the Loire Valley focuses on the 16th century Renaissance chateaux, but if you step just a little outside the UNESCO World Heritage area you could encounter some entirely different chateaux.If you would like to see some chateaux that are fine examples of surviving medieval fortresses let us know when you book your tour with us.

To enquire about our private guided tours of chateaux, wineries, markets and more email us or use our contact form. More tour ideas can be found on the Loire Valley Time Travel website.