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Château de Chaumont

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Loire Valley, France.

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There's been a chateau on this site between Blois and Amboise since the 10th Century, but the current model dates from the 14th, which is why its appearance is largely medieval, with a hint of Renaissance. Catherine de Medici, the castle's most famous owner, bought it in 1560, and invited several famous astrologers to stay here, including Nostradamus – in the end she forced a trade of the chateau for Chenonceau, which her now dead husband had given to his mistress, who only spent a short while living in Chaumont.

Benjamin Franklin was another famous visitor during the time of Jacques-Donatien La Ray. The government took possession of the chateau in 1938 and it's now used as a museum.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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