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Monday, 29 November 2010

Christmas Fair at Chateau Brissac

A few photos taken yesterday at the Christmas Fair at Chateau de Brissac in Brissac-Quincé, a short hop from Angers in the Loire valley. This beautiful chateau is still privately owned and occupied. Each year the family holds a number of special events of which the Christmas Fair is one.

If you're feeling flush and fancy a little luxury you can stay overnight in the chateau in one of 4 rooms for around 390 Euros.

Open from April to October for daily tours, I can certainly recommend a visit. Most of the tours are conducted in French but a sheet in English is available for non-French speakers. It's fully furnished unlike many French chateau and is full of wonderful paintings, tapestries and antiques yet remains small enough to feel like a real home.



  1. hello, just wanted to say it looks fantastic and i am very excited to visit next christmas

  2. I'm hoping to visit this Christmas and will look forward to this! Great photos. Polly

  3. I'm sure you'll enjoy it Polly, it's a great opportunity to buy some local things and see the chateau as well - very festive!