The Loire area of France, which we are now in, contains the greatest number of Chateau and is blessed with a climate that allows beautiful gardens to flourish. The area boasts some of the finest, and most irresistibly attractive architecture in all of France and the rich alluvial soil has provided agricultural wealth for hundreds of years.
It's impossible to describe the surreal feeling when approaching one of these stunning Renaissance buildings. One feels in a fairy tale. I don't think the photos can do justice!
Here is a quick view of 3 of our very favorites. More details in the next few days.
A bit of 'surreal' editing of my own on these photos :) . Maybe we really were just dreaming after all!
Each one has a charm and character all it's own and we visited about 12 in the week we stayed here, exploring the gardens and interiors.