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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

Today my France calendar has a photo of the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau ...

located in the town of Azay-le-Rideau in the French département of Indre-et-Loire. Built between 1518 and 1527, this château is considered one of the foremost examples of early French renaissance architecture. Set on an island in the middle of the Indre river, this picturesque château has become one of the most popular of the châteaux of the Loire valley.

Here are some more photos of the Château from Wikipedia Commons ...

- The salamander, badge of Francis I of France, with his motto: "Nutrisco et extinguo" ("I nourish and extinguish")


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