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Loire Valley Chateau - Le Grand-Pressigny


chateau at Le Grand Pressigny


Entrance to the chateau at Le Grand Pressigny



The chateau at Le Grand-Pressigny is an interesting place to visit as it not only has architectural qualities and a pretty garden but it is also home to the recently completed (2009)Departmental Museum of Prehistory



The chateau's fomidable keep, built at the end of XIIth century was later enhanced by a strong defensive enclosure with towers.

the keep at the chateau in Le Grand Pressigny


view of the chateau at Le Grand Pressigny



The chateau was restored around 1560 by Honorat de Savoie, a loyal lord to the Kings of France. The arcaded gallery built during the wars of religion around the main courtyard shows the care devoted to this restoration.







Looking through the main entrance arch at the chateau in Le Grand Pressigny











Walking  through its central arch you can't help but get a feeling of times gone by.



View of Le Grand Pressigny village from the chateau


There are good  views  of the village from the chateau grounds.



 Some excellent sketches and  history of the castle can be found here





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"Author: Jim Craig"





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