Château de Blancafort
Standing by the Sauldre canal's cool waters is this superb 15C fortified residence. Inside, the old guard room has been transformed into a Louis XIII drawing room. A secret door leads into the blue room, adorned with a portrait of Marie Leszczynska. Look out for the fine 18C Gobelins tapestry before finishing in the chestnut wood-panelled Régence library. The 5ha/12-acre park has flawlessly manicured and trimmed box hedges, lawns and flowerbeds.
Address:18 bis rue Pierre-Juglar, 18410 Blancafort
Phone:+33 2 48 58 60 11
Price:9.50 € (children 7.50 €) €
Jun-Sep: 10am-7pm; Apr-May and early-mid Oct: daily except Tue 10am-noon, 2pm-6.30pm