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Langeais - Home Of An Antique Chateau - Articles Surfing

Langeais is famous by its interesting Chateau and the history existing within its walls. This Chateau constantly attracts visitors from all points of the world, who approach willing to observe its architectural structure, its artistic ornaments, and learn about its history while walking by around its rooms.

The Chateau of Langeais, built during the XV century, is one of the oldest of its kind within the entire region of Loire Valley. This way, it is a must for those tourists who enjoy meeting antique constructions due not only to its age but also to the great shape in which it is conserved to the date. Besides the construction itself, this Chateau also allows tourists to observe several art related elements from the Renaissance and other antique 'poques as well as other elements such as, for example, furniture pieces.

The Langeais castle shows an appearance of strength and militarily designed structure mixed with a few delicate ornaments. It has a draw bridge typical from the 'poque in which was built, and the overall external appearance is of simplicity rather than counting with much ornaments or being over charged any other elements.

Within its interior, Langeais Chateau shows a different style than its exterior does. Within the interior of this castle, there are many structural elements and ornaments typical from the Renaissance as well as many furniture pieces dating from as long ago as the XVI century as well. This way, meeting this castle's interior and walking around its rooms can be very interesting and allows tourists to almost feel like being back into the 'poque in which these objects where created.

Among the different elements and objects visitors can see while being in Langeais Chateu, some of the most interesting ones are its paintings and tapestries. Most of the paintings available for tourists to observe were created by Luini, and show some typical elements of the style predominant at the 'poque when they were created. The tapestries are exhibited within the walls in such a way the castle visitors could even touch them if they wanted, allowing them to observe them from very close.

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Jakob Jelling

Jakob Jelling is the founder of Eurotomic.com. Please visit http://www.eurotomic.com/france.php if you're planning a trip to France.



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