Monday, April 12, 2010

Le Grand-Pressigny

High on a hilltop in the valley of the Claise River sits the castle of Guillaume de Pressigny. It is a twelfth century fortress and sixteenth century Renaissance residence and gardens.

Entrance through the medieval castle gate. I love the mailbox on the left.

We visited this place first in 2006, but did not venture inside since we were on our way to someplace else. Since then, a modern wing has been added to the complex to house the expanded pre-history museum.

Now visitors don't have to pay to enter the castle's courtyards and gardens, only the buildings and museum.


  1. I thought it was so typical and so annoying that the blue car pulled up just at the moment you pointed your camera at the building !!

  2. Jean, if you want, I think I can remove the car for you!

  3. CHM - a man with the power to remove cars would be a very handy person to have around in France !!!

    The driver of this blue car went straight past the proper parking place in order to be two steps nearer the building and with no consideration for Walt's photograph !!!

  4. Why do we never get tired of seeing these places? You'd think if you've seen one, you've seen them all, but it doesn't seem to work that way. At least, not for me.

  5. If I was ever to get to France, going to old historical places like this is 1 of 3 goals of going to France.

  6. jean, it happens all the time!

    chm, it's magic!

    starman, especially because they're all in different states of preservation or use. Always interesting.

    michael, there's no lack of them!


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