Discover the most charming châteaux in France
Where to find the grandest manor houses in the country
Châteaux are manor houses of the nobility or gentry and have been a distinguishing feature of the French countryside for at least 800 years. Built with or without fortifications, these ornate rural residences often serve as the center point of vast farming or wine-producing estates: France's Bordeaux and Loire Valley regions are especially noted for their collections of beautiful and historic châteaux. But travel through any part of the country and you can't miss these picturesque landmarks.
Click through the following gallery and take a tour of the most charming châteaux in France.
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