Chaumont-sur-Loire Castle (France)

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Located between Tours and Blois, the Château de Chaumont is known for his poetry. It is part of the Chateaux of the Loire. This beautiful castle is now owned by the Public Establishment for Cultural Cooperation since January 2008 and the Region Centre-Loire Valley since 2007, Château de la Loire was previously owned by Catherine de Medici, Diane de Poitiers and Princess de Broglie.

Many of the artists represented in this area, who knows develop them and allow them to express their talent. In 2015, no fewer than 15 new artists come to invest the regional Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire.

The Château de la Loire offers, in fact, sometimes enough to discover several different exhibitions, but still quality. For example, this year, visual arts, photography, perennial plants, the International Garden Festival, make up this program always very well thought out and implemented.

The International Garden Festival has since its inception in 1992, a key event for landscapers, gardeners, architects and designers worldwide. In 23 years, almost 600 gardens have been designed, true visions of tomorrow's gardens. Having attracted more than 400,000 visitors in 2014, this 24th edition of the International Garden Festival will put the rare plants and plant curiosities to honor, from April 23 to November 1, 2015.

Château de Chaumont

This chateau in the Loire Valley, overlooking the Loire Valley, is a fortress built around 1000 to monitor the border between the two neighboring counties, Blois and Anjou.

Almost 500 years after its construction, King Louis XI made burn and raze the castle, which required to rebuild a few years later.

For half a century, the castle was owned by the family of Amboise. Charles II of Amboise launched a major metamorphosis of the castle to give it a Renaissance style. Subsequently, Diane, giving its present appearance, with among others, the construction of the completion of the parapets of the gatehouse and the Saint-Nicolas tower.

After several changes of owners, Princess of Orleans and Bourbon ceded the area to the state in 1938.

The stables of the Château de Chaumont

At the time, the horse plays a vital role in society. It allows for the necessary travel, and also to show the richness and elegance of its owner. It was at the end of the nineteenth century that the stables of Chaumont-sur-Loire are built, they are representative of what the wealthy aristocracy could build in the time.

The stables of Chaumont are organized around two courtyards of different sizes but can communicate with each other. Today, teams are managed by a score of people in order to afférer to different tasks.

The Château de Chaumont Historical Park

The creation of this historic park in 1884, at the time when Henri-Amédée de Broglie prince asks one of the greatest French landscape architects of the late nineteenth century, Henri Duchêne, to achieve this incredible project.

The park more "historical" covers 21 hectares, it is characterized by a slightly undulating, isolated trees or grouped in groves. The park offers an exceptional view of the Loire, it is performed in a landscape style "English"

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Latitude: 47.4790337
Longitude: 1.181916
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