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11 Imposing Castles in France You Can't Miss

Akshay Kulkarni Jul 31, 2019
France is home to some of the most beautiful and historically-enriched castles in the world. Here are the most famous French castles everyone must visit in their lifetime.

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Carcassonne

A medieval fortified citadel located in the city of the same name, this fortress has been a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1991.

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Mont Saint-Michel

One of the most famous attractions in France, this fairytale-like castle greets over 3 million visitors every year.

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Palace of Fontainebleau

Lying 34 miles southeast of Paris, this historic palace houses over 1,500 rooms, and was used as a royal residence for more than 8 centuries.

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Fort de Salses

A gigantic 16th century architecture, this Catalan fortress has witnessed bloody history.

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Chateau de Foix

One of the oldest castles in France, it provides jaw-dropping views of the Pyrenees mountain range.

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Chateau Royal d'Amboise

A stunning castle which also served as the royal residence, its Chapel of Saint-Hubert is where Leonardo Da Vinci lies peacefully.

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Chateau de Chenonceau

Set in a picturesque location on the Cher River, this is one of the most visited castles in France.

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Chateau de Villandry

A classic French Renaissance style architecture, this castle is known for its exquisite gardens.

Chateau de Chantilly

A well-preserved castle 30 miles north of Paris, it houses an extensive museum, the Conde Museum.

Chateau de Chambord

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, it is said to be one of the France's finest Renaissance architectures.

Palace of Versailles

Probably the most visited castle in France, this expansive palace and its gorgeous gardens are one of the must-visit attractions in France.