Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Adding a chateau...Chateau de Beauregard in the Loire Valley

Living here in Southern Touraine it has been a joy and a relatively painless exercise visiting almost all the major chateaux of this beautiful region, that is the Loire Valley but for whatever reason, perhaps the mixed reviews on the site that 'advises you about trips' we had not made it to Chateau de Beauregard in Loir-et-Cher.

Back in October while on a trip up to Blois we decided to put that right, I am only now writing about it as I have added the chateau to my list of chateaux featured on my Loire Valley guide.

The main attraction of the chateau is its portrait gallery (over 300 of them!) and we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

You even get the chance to be king for the day...well you have to - don't you?

                                                         The young (?) pretender

Actually for us the highlight was the grounds which were worth a walk around. In an effort to add more interest for any visitors they have created an external gallery within the garden which is a virtual history trail.

Should you add this to you itinerary of Loire Valley chateaux? It will not be on many peoples list but if you want to escape any crowds or are visiting Chambord,Cheverny or Blois then you could add it... if your budget allows.

You can see more on Beauregard here

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