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June 12 2011 1 12 /06 /June /2011 05:08

1363 Château de ChampchevrierAfter visiting Château du Lude, I thought we’d stop at Château de Champchevrier since it was on the way to Tours.  Upon arrival, I found out that it wasn’t going to open for another two weeks.  Oh well.  At least I was able to get some photos of the exterior before driving on.  1362 Château de ChampchevrierLocated at the heart of a wooded area in which wolves roamed for many years Château de Champchevrier is an immense royal hunting lodge. 1361 Château de ChampchevrierIts name comes from the Latin Campus Caprarius which means "field of the goatherd.”  1364 Château de Champchevrier1366 Château de ChampchevrierThe château, surrounded by a late-17th century moat, stands on the site of an old stronghold, which played a defensive role in the area for many centuries.  The present building, dating from the 16th century, was modified in the 17th and 18th centuries.  The same family has occupied it since 1728.1365 Château de Champchevrier1367 Château de Champchevrier 

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