Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire

Chaumont castle


The present castle overlooking the River Loire with majesty is now so far different from the one built in the Middle Ages. As a matter of fact, Louis XI entirely destroyed the castle by setting fire. Chaumont was only rebuilt in the late 15th century. Though looking like a fortress, the castle is spectacularly sited : overlooking the River Loire, lying at the heart of peaceful parkland and delightful gardens.
Catherine de Medici owned the castle in 1560. Then, she passed it to her rival, Diane de Poitiers, in exchange of Chenonceau Castle. Madame de Staël stayed in Chaumont Castle in 1810.


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