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10 Best Castles To Visit In France

 

France is such a beautiful country with many attractions like The Eiffel Tower, pretty cafes, restaurants and the most stunning views of the River Seine. There are also some of the most famous castles to visit on your vacation to France. All of the palaces are at least a century old with high culture, tradition and ethnicity. You can never have enough of this charming and pleasing country! Let us look at the 10 10 Best Castles To Visit In France.

 

10 best castles to visit in France on your vacation 

  1. Château de Versailles
  2. Château de Chambord
  3. Château de Chenonceau
  4. Château de Fontainebleau
  5. Chateau D’Angers
  6. Château de Cheverny
  7. Château de Vincennes
  8. Château de Chantilly
  9. Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
  10. Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

 

 

Château de Versailles

10 Best Castles To Visit In France

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The Palace of Versailles is one of the most famous and iconic castles in France. Built between the 17th and 18th centuries, it was the official residence of King Louis XVI. This is a palace that is spread across 1070 hectares of land with amazing French gardens, 700 rooms, 1250 fireplaces and 67 staircases. This is the most lavish and luxurious castle that you’ll ever visit in France. You can also visit the King’s apartment, some amazing French art and craftwork all over the palace. This is one of the best castles to visit on your France tour packages!

 

Château de Chambord

10 Best Castles To Visit In France

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Built during the 16th century in an authentic wooden park, it is one of the oldest castles in France. It is also believed that Leonardo Da Vinci has influenced the Renaissance style in the castle and that makes this castle even more famous and attractive. Millions of people travel to France every year and admire the impeccable beauty of the castle. The clear moat surrounding the castle adds more significance to this palace as it reflects the castle directly which is so pretty to see.

 

 

Château de Chenonceau 

10 Best Castles To Visit In France

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This beautiful castle is located in the middle of the Cher River. Also, there are many stunning bridges that connect the castle to the moat, wooden planks and splendid French gardens, flowers and a clear moat. And this is also rated as the most-visited castle in France so do add this to your must-visit places on your vacation to France! You can also have an amazing lunch at the castle’s restaurant and do not forget to do a pre-booking! Another significance you should not miss visiting is the labyrinth park.

 

 

Château de Fontainebleau

10 Best Castles To Visit In France

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This traditional castle was built in the 12th century and was later renovated in the following centuries. There are huge lush green forests, 1500 rooms and fountains. Also, it was one of the favourite residences for Napoleon the King and you can see the king’s chambers, throne and crown if you buy a ticket for the castle tour. Due to its size and centuries of history, it is one of the largest castles in the country.

 

 

Chateau D’Angers

 

Chateau D’Angers is another old castle in France that was built in the 9th century and later rebuilt in the early 13th century. This was mainly built as a fortress for the Romans to use as a defensive location during wars. With mighty infrastructure and architecture, it still stands strong as one of the prettiest castles in France. Also, a fun fact is that Angers was a famous city during the 12-13th centuries.

 

Château de Cheverny

10 Best Castles To Visit In France

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This pretty little castle is a small one yet with abundant charm and tranquillity. This remarkable castle was built during the 17th century with period decorations, architecture and furniture. This is such an underrated castle in the country but if you want to experience ethnicity, grandeur and royalness, you must visit this castle surrounded by hundreds of trees.

 

 

Château de Vincennes

Château de Vincennes
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Vincennes is a separate community in France and the Chateau de Vincennes is a renowned castle founded in 1340. It was home to many French kings from the 13th to 16th centuries. It was also a favourite residence for king Charles VI of France. And also, here is an interesting fact, Chateau de Vincennes is the oldest castle in Paris, the city of Love. So do you need more reasons to visit this amazing castle? Do add this grand castle to your must-visit places list in France, especially Paris.

 

Château de Chantilly

10 Best Castles To Visit In France

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This refreshing castle is mainly home to 2 different castles, petit chateau and grand chateau built in the 15th and 19th centuries respectively. The rustic building, traditional architecture, bygone creation, lakes, cascades and villages add more significance to the castle. Also, this is the second-largest hub where you can find some amazing French arts and paintings collections after the Louvre. Do try visiting this pretty castle on your vacation to France!

 

 

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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This 500-hectare estate with a stunning castle, enchanting architecture and grandeur is an example of typical French aesthetics and workmanship. This castle is built in Baroque style symmetrically with rare stones and marbles. The Styx River, Carriage Museum and the panoramic domes add more significance to the castle.

 

 

Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg 

Are you ready to travel to experience a fairytale in France? Well that is all the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg is about. This is a well planned and built medieval castle that overlooks the Upper Rhine. Built during the 15th century, it strategically signifies the Switzerland and Germany borders. This is also one of the most-visited castles in France and surely a charm to explore. On your next visit to France, do not forget to check out this Fairytale castle!

 

Hope you have quite a knowledge about the best castles in France! You can do all the exploration and click plenty of pictures on your vacation. Do visit as many castles as possible on your vacation in France because all are so worth it!

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