Chateaux of the Loire Valley 1st Edition
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- Item Weight : 3 pounds
- Paperback : 360 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0841600600
- ISBN-13 : 978-0841600607
- Dimensions : 8.75 x 1.25 x 10.25 inches
- Publisher : h. f. ullmann; 1st edition (February 1, 2008)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,330,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book will be on our coffee table, to remind us of the breathtaking experience we had, while being in the presence of such lovely architecture. I highly recommend this book!!
We have visited France in 1997, 1998, and 1999.
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First there is very useful map (with 'splodges' marking the location of each featured castle) and some historical info, including several relevant family trees, then an introduction chapter of several pages with accompanying photos.
I've attached a photo of the contents list to this review.
The subsequent coverage of the 'castles' (some are more like stately homes really) in the Loire region is extensive, with a wealth of quality photos for each one featured - each has it's own section.
There is a certain amount of textual info in those dedicated chapters, with the 'description' relying more on the photographic presentation of the exterior and interior.
My only gripe is that no aerial photos of any castle appear, something which often shows them at their best and definitely gives a often much-needed impression of the castle 'site' and setting....see below for a recommended alternative.
Overall, a very good book for extensive/quality photos of the extensive range of featured castles.
If you want a cheaper alternative, and one which is more compatible for taking with you on your Loire travels perhaps (albeit that it has a bit less castle 'coverage' and a MUCH lower page-count plus it's a paperback), BUT which provides more textual info on the featured castle AND some stunning aerial photos of them then this is worth considering (BUT make sure you get the English-language edition !) :
Loire valley castles
Beautiful Pictures. Thorough descriptions of the architectural features and the histories of the Castles. Each section varies in length depending on how interesting each castle is, but none are too long. I want to go visit all of them :-)