IMG_6666 Jacques d'Etampes had the castle of Valençay built over the ruins of a medieval 12th century castle in 1540.
Jacques d'Etampes had the castle of Valençay built over the ruins of a medieval 12th century castle in 1540.
IMG_6715 In 1770 the west aisle was enhanced with Mansart roofs and the dome-roofed towers.
In 1770 the west aisle was enhanced with Mansart roofs and the dome-roofed towers.
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IMG_6736 Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand Périgord, a minister under Napoleon, bought the domain in order to host important guests. In particular, the exiled Spanish...
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand Périgord, a minister under Napoleon, bought the domain in order to host important guests. In particular, the exiled Spanish…
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IMG_6721 The limestone quarries, where most of the stones used to build the castle come from.
The limestone quarries, where most of the stones used to build the castle come from.
IMG_6718 This quarry was used as a small tavern by the spanish princes hosted in the castle in the 19th century.
This quarry was used as a small tavern by the spanish princes hosted in the castle in the 19th century.
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