Flemish Castle December 17, 2017 January 21, 2018 Laurie

Chaumont – lock with a difficult fate, whose name comes from the phrase 'hot mountain'. At that place where now stands the castle during the Middle Ages was a wooden fortress, which Pierre d'Ambuaz destroyed, and began build a castle made of stone. Chaumont was built on the banks of the Loire by three generations of a family of Amboise and perfectly preserved to this day. Castle repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. In 1550 Chaumont Catherine de 'Medici bought the castle Catherine arrived with her astrologer , for which one of the towers was equipped with an observatory, where the queen is often consulted with Ruggiero.

According to legend, an astrologer of Queen could see the future through magic mirror. Medici apartments, decorated with Flemish tapestries have been preserved to this day. Castle Chaumont did not like the queen, so at the first opportunity she gave him her husband's mistress of Henry ii, Diane de Poitiers. By the old castle Diana reacted differently. She endured toothed parapets and in their place to set up their emblems and monograms. In the xviii century became the owner of the castle Nicolas Berthet, which destroyed the north wing of the building in order to open views of the park and the Loire.

Then the castle was sold several times and bathed, they speculated with government officials and bankers. Chaumont saved Restoration period, during which the internal facades were restored and the west wing. In 1875, the daughter of a rich man bought the castle-, Mademoiselle de Se, which was then married Prince Amadeus de Broglie. During his tenure the castle de Ce made him a luxurious residence – to restore interior of the castle, smashed a magnificent park. But in 1929 the Great Depression, and the owner of the castle was ruined. In 1938, Chaumont, and 17 hectares of adjoining territory, bought the French government. Many believe that the main sight of the castle are its stables, which contain beautiful animals, under ideal conditions. During the summer, visitors to the castle are invited to make horse riding horseback along the shady alleys of the park, in the which is growing amazingly beautiful Lebanese cedar. Chaumont Castle – a real medieval castle, which can tell us about the different periods of life Ekatiriny Medici, Cosimo Ruggiero her astrologer, Madame de Stael, Diane de Poitiers, due to genuine furniture remaining from those times, design and layout of rooms, household items, etc. With terraces Chaumont breathtaking view of the huge park and an amazing view of the river Loire.