Chateaux of the Val De Loire
Chateaux of the Val de Loire explores this epic in Philippe Seydoux's wonderfully informed text accompained by Serge Chirol's original photographs - 170 in color and an additional 50 in black and white - all together providing a rich source of information as well as delight for students and lovers of history, politics, art, and culture.
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18th century acquired Agnes Sorel Amboise Anjou apartments architect architecture Ardier Azay Azay-le-Rideau Beauregard beautiful bedchamber Blois Brissac brother building built Catherine Chambord Champigny-sur-Veude chapel Charles VII chateau Chateaudun Chaumont Chenonceaux Cheverny chimneypieces Chinon Comte construction corner towers corps de logis court courtyard Craon crown d'Amboise d'Anjou d'Estampes Daillon daughter death decor Diane de Poitiers domain donjon dormers Duke erected facade floor fortified fortress Foulques Nerra France Francois gallery garden Gaston d'Orleans Gouffier grand Guillaume Guillaume Bautru Henri Hurault installed Italian Jacques Jean Bourre King King's Langeais later Loches Loire Valley Longueville Louis XI Lude machicolations Marechal Marquis marriage master Medici medieval military moats Montigny-le-Gannelon Oiron Opposite outbuildings painted Paris pavilion Philippe Auguste Pierre pilasters Prince Queen rebuilt reconstruction reign Renaissance restored Revolution Richelieu Rocher roof royal Saint salon sculpture seigniory Serrant stairs stairway Sully terraces Touraine Val de Loire Valencay vaults Villandry walls wing