Châteaux of the Loire Valley
The world-famous chateaux of the Loire attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. In this book, the photographer Robert Polidori has captured more than seventy of them in unique pictures. He depicts the Chateau of Blois in its imposing beauty, the original fortifications in Chinon and Angers, and the Magnificent Azay-le-Rideau. It goes without saying that the splendid Chambord is here as well, a place redolent of legend and history like almost no other.
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15th century Amboise Anne de Bretagne architect architecture Blois Bohier Bourbon Breton Brittany built CAPETIANS Cardinal castle Chambord chapel Charles VIII chateau Chateaubriant Chateaudun Chaumont Chenonceaux Cher Cheverny Chinon Claude collegiate church construction Count of Anjou Count of Blois court courtyard facade crown curtain wall d'Orleans d'Urfe Dauphin death decoration doorway dormers duchy Duke of Berry Duke of Orleans Dunois emblems enclosed entrance famous fireplace Flamboyant floor fortress Francois I wing French gallery garden Gothic Gouffier ground plan Guillaume Henri Henri II Italian Jacques Joan keep King of France left wing LEFT-HAND PACE Ligerian loggias Loire Valley lord Louis XI main building main house Marigny married medieval moat Navarre Oiron outer bailey painted Paris pavilion Philippe Auguste probably rear rebuilt reconstruction reigned Renaissance Rene right wing RIGHT-HAND PACE river Ronsard roof round towers royal Saumur second half spiral staircase spur stair tower style survived Valois