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Happy Bastille Day

Castle of Amboise and ducks, crummy scan, I willl add one with better reflections to workshop. Taken shortly before sunset. Unfortunately as I was squatting to take these photos, my expensive Maui Jim sunglasses fell out of my pocket and I could not find them again. So if you go there and find them, please send them to me.

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History:

In the Middle Ages, Amboise was in a strategic position looking over one of the few bridges that allowed people to cross the Loire. The Counts of Anjou owned a keep that was confiscated by Charles VII in 1434 after an attempted coup. The chateau then became Crown property.

The Valois and Bourbons honored Amboise with their presence until the Revolution. In 1821, the chateau was passed on to Louis-Philippe by his mother, and remained part of the heritage of the Maison de France.

Amboise chateau now belongs to the Fondation Saint-Louis, which is run by the Count of Paris, who ensures the conservation of this historic building.

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