Talcy is the castle of the "poets in love"... Why? Let's see it now. The first mention of Talcy dates back to 1221. This seigneury used to be a possession of the lords of Chartres, then sold in 1517 to Bernard Salviati, a rich merchant from Florence (Italy). The man was allowed to rebuild the old castle with "towers, crenels, loopholes, machicolation, draw-bridge and other stuff useful for a fortress." In this new castle, Salviati's wife gave birth to a baby girl, Cassandre!
The young Cassandre who met poet Pierre de Ronsard, during a party in Blois castle, in 1545. The poet immediately fell in love with the young lady! But she was 14 years-old, and already engaged with another man... Ronsard assiduously courted her, but in vain... He never forget her: Cassandre's beauty inspired him, he wrote a collection of poetry, Les Amours de Cassandre ("Cassandre's loves").