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    DescriptionThe architectural heritage of the French kings is no where as present as in the Loire valley. Magnificent castles, sophisticated gardens and sweeping parks demonstrate both the monarchs' power and appreciation of art, attracting and fascinating uncounted visitors to this day. 60 of these works of art have been captured in brilliant color photographs for this volume: the Hall of the States General at Blois, the Saumur and Angers fortresses, the picture-postcard castle of Azay-le-Rideau, built in the middle of a river, and, impressive and shrouded in legend, the massive Chambord castle. The substantial texts discussing the individual castles, are complemented by a map, a timetable, a genealogy of the kings of France, a glossary and a bibliography. A fascinating book for all lovers of the Loire valley, all travelers and anyone with an interest in history.

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    Chateaux of the Loire Valley
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Marie Perouse De Montclos
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,451 g
    ISBN 13: 9783833162343
    ISBN 10: 3833162341

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC subject category V2: AMKH
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Abridged Dewey: 914
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050, ARC005000
    LC classification: DC
    BIC subject category V2: 1DDF
    DC22: 728.82
    DC23: 728.809445
    Thema V1.0: WTH, AMK, NHD
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, maps
    Ullmann Publishing
    Imprint name
    Ullmann Publishing
    Publication date
    15 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jean-Marie Perouse de Montclos studied at the Paris Institute for Political Studies and received his doctorate from the faculty of humanities. He is the author of a great number of articles and books on architecture. He was vice-president of the National Commission for the Protection of Historic Buildings, and he is a member of the French Academy of Architecture in Paris."