Friday Fun: Chateaux in France

Castles in Spain, chateaux in France, what’s the difference? Somewhere to dream, explore, write – and never mind the renovation work required.  Happy Bank Holiday, for those who are in the UK, and hope the weather will be better than our soaked holidays to date…

Chateau near Vichy, maisons-et-chateaux.com
Chateau near Vichy, maisons-et-chateaux.com
Chateau in Lyon, www.affinityprestige.ch
Chateau in Lyon, http://www.affinityprestige.ch
Chateau in Charente, exploreimmo.com
Chateau in Charente, exploreimmo.com
Chateau near Dijon, Capifrance.fr
Chateau near Dijon, Capifrance.fr
Chateau du Signal near Lausanne, photo: Sabine Papillaud, 24heures.ch
Chateau du Signal near Lausanne, photo: Sabine Papillaud, 24heures.ch

I’ve included the last picture although the image is less clear because this one is quite a special house (and it is more of a modest manor house than a chateau): it was David Bowie’s house on the hills above Lausanne for 10 years and it has appeared in the Claude Chabrol film ‘Merci pour le chocolat’.