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Loire Valley chateaux - but what exactly is a Chateau?

 

 

 

Here are some definitions:

  • an impressive country house (or castle) in France
    wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

     

  • A château (plural châteaux; for both the singular and the plural) is a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor or a country house of nobility or gentry, with or without fortifications, originally—and still most frequently—in French-speaking regions. ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château

 

  • A French castle, fortress, manor house, or large country house; Any stately residence imitating a distinctively French castle; An estate where wine is produced and often bottled, especially in Bordeaux
    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rentals

 

Choose a village house to rent in the Loire Valley direct from the owners.

 

 

 

'Old Walnut Mill'

Sleeps up to 4

Barrou

 

Great barn conversion in village of Barrou

 

'Le Bourg'

Sleeps up to 6

Barrou

 

 

'La Belle Vue'

Sleeps 2

Barrou

 

house to rent in Le Grand Pressigny

'Les Balcons'

Sleeps up to 6

Le Grand Pressigny

 

one bedroom house in village of Barrou

 

'La Charlerie'

Sleeps 2

Barrou