Castles in France

Castles in France

The Amazing Castles of France. Have you ever wanted to live in the royal castles that have beautiful architecture and fascinating beauty? Well, you can live this dream whenever you visit France. There are amazingly beautiful castles in France that you can visit during your tour to have a feel of royalty and to experience the rich history that these buildings hold. Let us review the beautiful castles that are located in France.


1. Chateau de Villandry, Indre-et-Loire

Chateau de Villandry


Encompassing 18th-century interiors, the Chateau de Villandry is yet another worth viewing building. It is famous for its enchanting gardens that are spread across four terraces, each one with unique beauty. The gardens are known as sun garden, water garden, ornamental garden, and a decorative vegetable garden. You are surely going to fall in love with nature once you see these beautiful gardens. Other than this, it has fantastic architecture and is open for the public to visit and have some fantastic time.


2. Chateau de Chambord, Loir-et-Cher

Chateau de Chambord


Just two hours of drive from Paris, and you reach the Loire valley where lies one of the most magnificent castles of France known as Chateau de Chambord. The castle has an amazing architecture that makes it look like a dreamy place. Everything from the towers, chimneys, gables to the stairs is just a masterpiece that is worth watching. The double spiral staircase at the center only adds more beauty to the building. The castle is open for the public, and hundreds of people visit this mesmerizing masterpiece of architecture to appreciate its beauty.

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3. Fort de Salses, Pyrenees-Orientales

This red-brick Fort was built at the start of the sixteenth century to guard the French Spanish border and has survived many battles until it was listed in the list of historical monuments in 1886. The Fort de Salses has a fantastic exterior and consists of three main areas that are called the living quarters, battlements, and the keep. Surrounded by a deep moat and having a big center courtyard just shows how intelligent the French were to build this Fort in this style to make it defensive and safe. You surely need a guide to visit this Fort.


4. Chateau de Chenonceau, Indre-et-Loire

Chateau de Chenonceau


Chateau de Chenonceau reflects an amazing architectural blend of gothic and early renaissance style that makes its beauty unique. Build over River Cher; this castle is the most frequently visited castles in France. There are beautifully decorated rooms inside and lovely gardens outside. You would love the flowers in the garden as natural beauty is so incredible. This castle is also open to the public and has fantastic restaurants that offer great food. So make sure to enjoy a lovely dinner with your family and friends on your visit to this chateau.


5. Vaux-le-Vicomte, Seine-et-Marne

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte


The mid-seventeenth century majestic Palace is visually appealing with intricate interior and exterior. The underground Styx River, the panoramic dome, and the carriage museum are all worth seeing whenever you visit this big masterpiece of French history. Vaux le vicomte is open for the public, and many shootings have taken place at this location due to its grand area and amazing look.

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6. Chateau de Cheverny, Loir-et-Cher

Chateau de Cheverny


Also known as the Tin-tin castle as the Belgian comic book used the same castle is worth seeing. The beautiful small Chateau de Cheverny, Loir-et-Cher is adorned to perfection, and from the dining hall to staircases, everything is just magical. The castle also houses a library with over 2000 books. So if your children are a fan of Tin tin, do bring your family to this castle and enjoy the rich history that it has stored for you. Its parks are also beautiful, and you can enjoy the boat ride as well. You are handed a booklet at the entrance of the castle so that you have all the needed information available with you.


7. Chateau du haut-Koenigsbourd, Bas Rhin

Chateau du haut-Koenigsbourd


Have you ever dreamed of visiting a fairy tale castle? If yes, then do visit chateau Haut-Koenigsbourd to live your dream. Built-in the 15th century, this castle is located in the Bas Rhin area of France at the Peak of Vosges Mountain. With the breathtakingly beautiful interior and exterior, this castle is undoubtedly a fairy tale castle and attracts hundreds of tourists from all over the world each year.


8. Chateau de Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne

Chateau de Fontainebleau


This is one of the largest castles of France located in the city of Fontainebleau. It is only an hour's drive from Paris and forty-five minutes from the airport at Orly. The splendid interior of the castle and the extensive gardens hold a uniqueness that just attracts you to visit this amazing place again and again. More than 34 kings have lived here, so you would get to see a great mix of art depicting the history that its walls hold in themselves.


9. Chateau d’Angers, Maine-et-Loire

Chateau d’Angers


Another French national monument that is worth watching while your tour to France is Chateau d'Angers, located on a rocky edge at Maine River. The castle does not have decorated rooms, but its solid structure, massive walls, and towers are worth watching. The gardens surrounding the castle also hold natural beauty that just soothes the eyes. Many gardens include flowers, vineyards, and an herb garden. The giant towers that are seventeen in number surrounding the castle just add a unique look to the castle, making it look dreamy at windy nights.


10. Chateau de Chantilly, Oise

Chateau de Chantilly


Chateau de Chantilly is a combination of two castles, one is Chateau Petit built in the 16th century, and the other is the grand chateau of the 19th century. This is just an hour's drive from Paris. Housing beautiful parks, large water ponds, and intriguing work of art, this castle is undoubtedly a treat to visit. It also houses a fine arts museum that attracts art lovers from all around the world. The famous firework that is conducted every two years in this place is a visual treat for the eyes.

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11. Tours de Merle, Correze

 Tours de Merle


Tours de Merle is just like another fairy tale castle, though not that beautiful, the crumbling towers give you the view of the majestic building that you see in movies. The entrance to the castle is not that smooth. Instead, the pavements are bumpy, but still, the tour to this place is worth visiting. If you love to explore the old ruins, then this is a must-visit.


12. Peyrepertuse, Aude



The ruins of Peyrepetuse stand tall at the top of a cliff presenting a great magnificent view. If you want to have an unforgettable experience, then buy a ticket and do visit this historic ruined fortress. The path leading to the castle is surrounded by beautiful greenery, and you would just love to cover the uneven way to the castle. The castle has some preserved rooms so that you can explore the beautiful old interior.


13. Chateau de Bonaguil, Lot-et-Garonne


Another historical gem is the Bonaguil castle that is one of the most beautiful castles of France. The towers and turrets, drawbridges, and moats all reflect the rich French history that is worth exploring.


14. Chateau de Vincennes, Val-de-Marne

Chateau de Vincennes


Built-in the fourteenth century and having the honor of residing French royals for more than 400 years, Chateau de Vincennes holds a long history. After restoration work, it was opened for the public to visit and admire its beautiful ensembles. Climbing the stone steps and looking at the painted walls just takes you back to the French historical times. The church inside it is also worth visiting, but you have to spend some money to go inside it as you are allowed to go chapel once you buy a ticket.


15. Chateau de Langeais, Indre-et-Loiret

Chateau de Langeais


The most fully furnished castle of the Loire Valley is open for the public to appreciate its rich history and beauty. The beautiful rooms and extravagant reception halls present the living style of the royals of the 15th century. The parks around Chateau de Langeais are stunning. It is another worth seeing historical monuments.



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