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Beautiful chateau in the Loire valley.
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11-20 10:37
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Lovely place - not the rugged British type I prefer but very nice with the water.
11-20 22:47
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Depp Posted at 11-20 22:47
Lovely place - not the rugged British type I prefer but very nice with the water.

Yes, more of a large Manor house than a battle-ready fortress. But not without its defensive moat.
There are medieval castles in France as well. Fougeres was the nearest one to us.
Did you perhaps see this post at the time?  Over four years ago.
11-20 23:41
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Nice captures!
11-20 23:46
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Thanks. Nearest I could get, using the zoom.
11-20 23:49
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-20 23:49
Thanks. Nearest I could get, using the zoom.

I was about to ask you if you used the zoom. But you did
11-20 23:52
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Montfrooij Posted at 11-20 23:52
I was about to ask you if you used the zoom. But you did

I wasn't about to fly over it.  Part of it is lived in by a Belgian Princess. And most of it is open to the public for guided tours - which we took later.
11-20 23:56
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-20 23:56
I wasn't about to fly over it.  Part of it is lived in by a Belgian Princess. And most of it is open to the public for guided tours - which we took later.

I think that is very good use of common sense!
11-21 00:06
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Montfrooij Posted at 11-21 00:06
I think that is very good use of common sense!

Discretion and stealth are my watch-words
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-21 00:11
Discretion and stealth are my watch-words

I can see the pattern here.
11-21 00:12
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Montfrooij Posted at 11-21 00:12
I can see the pattern here.

11-21 00:24
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Lovely place. Just a shame about the camper vans.  
11-21 00:24
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DAFlys Posted at 11-21 00:24
Lovely place. Just a shame about the camper vans.

Visitors' car-park.  We took the guided tour.
11-21 00:27
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Magnificent shots of the Chateau Mr. B.    Definitely a bit more modern architectural design than the medieval ones.  Really nice that it has a lake right behind it.
11-21 03:11
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-20 23:41
Yes, more of a large Manor house than a battle-ready fortress. But not without its defensive moat.
There are medieval castles in France as well. Fougeres was the nearest one to us.
Did you perhaps see this post at the time?  Over four years ago.

Beautiful footage Mr. B.    That is a super large fortress complex.  
11-21 03:20
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-20 23:41
Yes, more of a large Manor house than a battle-ready fortress. But not without its defensive moat.
There are medieval castles in France as well. Fougeres was the nearest one to us.
Did you perhaps see this post at the time?  Over four years ago.

No, I wasn't active here then (got my first drone 9/2019...
Nice shots. Like the flooded quarry.
11-21 04:37
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-21 03:11
Magnificent shots of the Chateau Mr. B.    Definitely a bit more modern architectural design than the medieval ones.  Really nice that it has a lake right behind it.

Thanks RDB.  It was an interesting visit too.
11-21 05:10
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-21 03:20
Beautiful footage Mr. B.    That is a super large fortress complex.

Yes it's a huge draw for tourists, as you might expect.
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Depp Posted at 11-21 04:37
No, I wasn't active here then (got my first drone 9/2019...
Nice shots. Like the flooded quarry.

Yes, it's a training grounds for SCUBA divers now.  It was there that the stone to build the castle was hewn.
11-21 05:13
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-21 05:10
Thanks RDB.  It was an interesting visit too.

You're very welcome Mr. B.

I have no doubt it was an interesting visit and located in such a beautiful location.  
11-22 03:09
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-21 05:11
Yes it's a huge draw for tourists, as you might expect.

I'm sure it is a major tourist attraction.  That is definitely not something you will find here in the US.
11-22 03:10
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-22 03:09
You're very welcome Mr. B.

I have no doubt it was an interesting visit and located in such a beautiful location.

Yes. An amazing amount of period furniture and décor.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-22 03:10
I'm sure it is a major tourist attraction.  That is definitely not something you will find here in the US.

Even at this out-of-season time of year, there was a steady stream of visitors. The guided tour was at capacity, and another one following behind.
11-22 03:22
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-22 03:20
Yes. An amazing amount of period furniture and décor.

Oh I definitely would have been interested in the interior of the Chateau also.  
11-22 03:34
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-22 03:22
Even at this out-of-season time of year, there was a steady stream of visitors. The guided tour was at capacity, and another one following behind.

Wow, if that was out of season one can only imagine of the crowds during in season.  Must be overwhelming.
11-22 03:34
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-22 03:34
Oh I definitely would have been interested in the interior of the Chateau also.

I'll see what snaps I can pull together
11-22 03:40
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-22 03:34
Wow, if that was out of season one can only imagine of the crowds during in season.  Must be overwhelming.

I'm just glad we went at a quiet time
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-22 03:40
I'll see what snaps I can pull together

If time permits that would be great.  
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-22 03:40
I'm just glad we went at a quiet time

I bet you are glad.  I'm not a big fan of crowds, even more so since COVID arrived.
11-22 03:45
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-22 03:44
If time permits that would be great.

Watch this space - possibly tomorrow.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-22 03:45
I bet you are glad.  I'm not a big fan of crowds, even more so since COVID arrived.

I prefer places to myself - but that's hard to achieve.
11-22 03:48
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-22 03:44
If time permits that would be great.

The dining room.  Sorry about the stray tourists, even though I hung back from the tour group, these two were dawdling as well


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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-22 03:34
Oh I definitely would have been interested in the interior of the Chateau also.

And the drawing room

11-22 04:36
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-22 03:46
Watch this space - possibly tomorrow.

No rush whatsoever Mr. B.  
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-22 03:48
I prefer places to myself - but that's hard to achieve.

Really hard to achieve when you seek out interesting places because that usually draws others in also.  

Years back I rented a Villa in Aruba.  About 2 weeks before I was due to fly down I was notified that an influential person had decided to visit Aruba and him and his entourage basically booked everything in the area just for his sole use.  Who says money doesn't talk.  Worked out for me as they compensated me by giving me a week's free rent in the same villa 3 weeks later.
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-22 04:26
The dining room.  Sorry about the stray tourists, even though I hung back from the tour group, these two were dawdling as well
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Excellent decor in the dining room.  Wall art looks really nice also.  
11-22 04:56
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Wow, really nice and period correct furniture.  Interesting pictures on the walls.  Possibly of some of the previous inhabitants.  
11-22 04:58
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-22 04:43
Really hard to achieve when you seek out interesting places because that usually draws others in also.  

Years back I rented a Villa in Aruba.  About 2 weeks before I was due to fly down I was notified that an influential person had decided to visit Aruba and him and his entourage basically booked everything in the area just for his sole use.  Who says money doesn't talk.  Worked out for me as they compensated me by giving me a week's free rent in the same villa 3 weeks later.

Yes, money talks, eh?
Nice outcome for you though
11-22 07:01
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-22 04:56
Excellent decor in the dining room.  Wall art looks really nice also.

Yes, they are tapestries, very fragile. No flash photography allowed.  Not a problem for the P2.
11-22 07:03
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-22 04:58
Wow, really nice and period correct furniture.  Interesting pictures on the walls.  Possibly of some of the previous inhabitants.

Yes. Family portraits everywhere.
11-22 07:04
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