I visited many stunning castles during my recent holiday in the Loire Valley. Guess what these are called in the comments and if you’re the first to give all the right answers, you’ll win a month of free French podcasts courtesy of frenchpod101.com. Go!
Villandry
Castle 1 is mainly known for its incredible vegetable garden.
valençay
Castle 2 was the home of one of Napoléon’s ministers, whose nickname was “the limping devil”.
Chenonceau
During the Second World War, one end of Castle 3 was in the free zone and the other in the occupied zone.
Azay-le-Rideau
Castle 4 is one of the earliest French Renaissance castles.
Loches
Castle 5 was the home of Agnès Sorel, the very first official royal mistress.