Chateau de Langeais

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28 April 2024  |  Culture, Architecture

Château de Langeais: A medieval treasure in the Loire Valley

Nestled on the banks of the Loire, Château de Langeais offers a captivating journey through France's medieval history. With its imposing towers, majestic walls and picturesque location, this iconic castle is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by history and architecture enthusiasts.

Built in the 10th century by Foulques Nerra, Count of Anjou, the Château de Langeais is a remarkable example of medieval fortified architecture. Perched on a hill overlooking the town of Langeais, the castle has witnessed centuries of history, epic battles and royal romances.

Chateau Langeais

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Witness to the history of France:

Over the centuries, the Château de Langeais has been the scene of many major historical events. In 1422, it was the site of the marriage between Charles VII and Mary of Anjou, an event which sealed the alliance between France and Anjou during the Hundred Years' War.

An imposing architecture:

With its stone walls, deep moat and impressive keep, the Château de Langeais impresses with its imposing architecture. Visitors can explore the different rooms of the castle, discover its period furniture and admire the panoramic views from the ramparts.

An essential stopover in the Loire Valley:

Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Château de Langeais is an essential stopover for travelers in search of history and beauty. Visitors can also enjoy the picturesque gardens surrounding the castle, perfect for a leisurely stroll with family or friends. The Château de Langeais is much more than just a tourist attraction. It is a symbol of French history and culture, a living testimony to the country's glorious past. Whether you are a history buff or an architecture lover.

Chateau Langeais

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Amélie Roca

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