LANGEAIS

And here I am, a little provocative, in my vintage Old England cape, visiting a medieval French castlewhich was the subject of bitter battles between France and England: the castle of Langeais.

Under the domination of the English Plantagenêt dynasty, the castle of Langeais was reconquered by Philippe Auguste in 1206, but was later destroyed by English army during the Hundred Years War.

In 1465, Louis XI ordered the reconstruction of the castle, below the remains of the old building and the new castle of Langeais was completed in 1469.

Very well preserved and little altered, the Château de Langeais is a fine example of architecture from the end of the medieval period, characterized by its drawbridge, walkways and finely carved monumental chimneys, unique in France.

Old England cape – JCrew jeans – Missoni flat shoes – Paul & Joe sunglasses