Six Châteaux on the Loire: Langeais
By A Lady In France on April 29, 2014
Langeais is pronounced lon-jay, but the J is soft, like when you say the French word for “I” — “Je.” It’s a fortress – a château-fort – located in the town of Langeais, and it was built rather quickly (it only took two years) in the XV century by a man named Bourré for King Louis XI. What’s truly remarkable about this château, and what made it our absolute favourite, is the fact that its last owner – Jaques Siegfried – spent twenty years, at the end of the 19th century, collecting furnishings and tapestries from the 15th and 16th centuries so he could restore the château to its former princely glory. The interior is like no other château I’ve seen. . . .
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