Louis XI

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The keep Raised by the count of Anjou Foulques Nerra in 1030 on a feudal clod, it took 10 years to built this giant keep (37 m. high)! Because Foulques the ardent was a super conqueror: he wanted to...

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People ate pears since a very long time! This fruit comes from China, where they cultivated them since ages. Romans in the Antiquity also cultivated them: they knew about 50 varieties! In France...

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This small brick castle is famous, because its most famous lord was a king of France... Louis XI! He ended his days here, in 1483... The Plessis was first called Montils-les-Tours, and the fief...

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Louis XI’s Amboise The plotter’s punishment Once upon a time an old medieval fortress along the river Loire, belonging to Louis d’Amboise but seized in 1434 by Charles VII… The punishment for a...

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Raised in the 14th century and altered in the 17th and 18th centuries, the castle in the heart of the Norman countryside looks like an austere fortress surrounds by ditches. And yet, once we enter...

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Hello, Foulques, again! Montbazon went down in history in 992, when the mighty count of Anjou Foulques Nerra, who was conquering Tours, surrounded the city with ramparts. We think that he raised the...

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Mélusine, a damn good ancestor! In the beginning of the castle's story, we find lords of Sassenage, a very old family from Dauphiné, whose first mention dates back to the 10th c. Did you know that...

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A Greek in Picardy Troissereux fell to Gobert d'Apremont, by marriage, in the middle of the 15th century. Ooo, he hated the old medieval fortress!! So he decided to transform it and only kept the...

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Notre-Dame-de-Cléry Emerged from nowhere, this huge building seems so out of place in middle of this little village! And yet… Cléry was an important stop on the road for Compostela. Yes, Cléry used...


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