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Loire Valley Chateau - Le Grand-Pressigny

 

chateau at Le Grand Pressigny

 

Entrance to the chateau at Le Grand Pressigny

 

    

The chateau at Le Grand-Pressigny is an interesting place to visit as it not only has architectural qualities and a pretty garden but it is also home to the recently completed (2009)Departmental Museum of Prehistory

 

 

The chateau's fomidable keep, built at the end of XIIth century was later enhanced by a strong defensive enclosure with towers.

the keep at the chateau in Le Grand Pressigny

 

view of the chateau at Le Grand Pressigny

 

 

The chateau was restored around 1560 by Honorat de Savoie, a loyal lord to the Kings of France. The arcaded gallery built during the wars of religion around the main courtyard shows the care devoted to this restoration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking through the main entrance arch at the chateau in Le Grand Pressigny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking  through its central arch you can't help but get a feeling of times gone by.

 

 

View of Le Grand Pressigny village from the chateau

 

There are good  views  of the village from the chateau grounds.

 

 

 Some excellent sketches and  history of the castle can be found here

 

 

 

 

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"Author: Jim Craig"

 

 

 

 

Vacation Rentals

 

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

 

 

house to rent in Le Grand Pressigny

'Les Balcons'

Sleeps up to 6

Le Grand Pressigny

 

 

'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

 

one bedroom house in village of Barrou

 

'La Charlerie'

Sleeps 2

Barrou