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Chateau de Langeais, Indre-et-Loire is a département in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers. History Indre-et-Loire was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the former province of Touraine. Tours... Indre-et-Loire, The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... France

Le A château ( French for castle; plural châteaux) is a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor or a country house of gentry, usually French, with or without fortifications. The urban counterpart of château is palais (palace). The concept If a ch... château de Langeais was originally built as a fortress in the 10th century by Foulques Nerra on a promontory created by the small valley of the Roumer River at the opening to the Val de Loire.

Under the Angevin is the name applied to two distinct medieval dynasties which originated as counts (from 1360, dukes) of the western French province of Anjou (of which angevin is the adjectival form), but later came to rule far greater areas including England, Hungary and Poland (see Angevin Empire). Plantagenet The first... Plantagenet kings, the chateau was fortified and expanded by Richard I of England, as a bronze, brandishes his sword outside the Palace of Westminster Richard I (September 8, 1157 - April 6, 1199) was King of England from 1189 to 1199. He was often referred to as Richard the Lionheart, Coeur de Lion and Oc et No by the French... Richard I of England (King Richard the Lionhearted). However, Philip II (French: Philippe II), called Philip Augustus (French: Philippe Auguste) (August 21, 1165 - July 14, 1223), was King of France from 1180 to 1223. A member of the Capetian dynasty, Philip Augustus was born August 21, 1165 at Gonesse, Val-dOise, France, the son of Louis VII of... King Philippe II of France recaptured the chateau in 1206. Eventually though, during the A map of Europe in the 1430s, at the height of the Hundred Years War The Hundred Years War was a 116-year-long armed conflict between the Kingdom of England and France, beginning in 1337 and ending in 1453. Although the Hundred Years War spanned the reigns of five... Hundred Years' War, the English destroyed it.

Louis XI Louis XI the Prudent (French: Louis XI le Prudent) (July 3, 1423 - August 30, 1483), also informally nicknamed luniverselle aragne (old French for universal spider), was a King of France (1461 - 1483). He was the son of Charles VII of France and Mary of Anjou. He was... King Louis XI (1461-1483) would rebuild it into what today is one of the best known examples of late medieval architecture. It is especially noted for its monumental and highly decorated chimneypieces.

After nearly being totally destroyed during the Hundred Years' War, the chateau was rebuilt about 1465 during the reign of Louis XI Louis XI the Prudent (French: Louis XI le Prudent) (July 3, 1423 - August 30, 1483), also informally nicknamed luniverselle aragne (old French for universal spider), was a King of France (1461 - 1483). He was the son of Charles VII of France and Mary of Anjou. He was... King Louis XI. Located on a cliff overlooking the The Loire is wide; here in Orléans, half of it is shown, up to a dividing half-flooded island. The Loire River, the longest river in France with a length of just over 1000 km, drains an area of 117,000 km², more than a fifth of... Loire River, the Château appears dark and ominous, but the interior rooms are richly decorated.

The great hall of the chateau was the scene of the marriage of Anne of Brittany to Charles VIII of France ( June 30, 1470– April 7, 1498; French: Charles VIII de France), nicknamed the Affable (lAffable), was King of France from 1483 to his death. Charles was a member of the Valois Dynasty and achieved prominence by commencing the long series of Franco-Italian wars... King Charles VIII on December 6, 1491 that made the permanent union of This is about the region in France; for other meanings of Brittany and Bretagne, see Brittany (disambiguation). Brittany (French Bretagne, Breton Breizh, Gallo Bertaèyn) is a peninsula in north-west France, bordering the English Channel on the north and the Bay of Biscay on the south. It is also... Brittany and France. However, the fifteen-year-old Duchesse Anne, not happy with the politically arranged marriage, arrived for her wedding with her entourage carrying two beds.

In 1886, Jacques Siegfried bought Chateau Langeais and began a restoration program. He installed an outstanding collection of tapestries and furnishings and bequeathed the chateau to the Institut de France who still own it today. The chateau is open to the public.



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