We came upon this little known, privately owned mediaeval château when making a visit to the prehistoric site, la Pierre Chaude, which is about a kilometre down the road from Châtelier.
The château at Châtelier itself is a great bonus view as you come winding gently down into the Val du Brignon, but the best bit is around the back. The people who live here get to access their vegetable garden by lowering the drawbridge and crossing the moat to the potager. How cool is that!
Always something new - Even if you've visited the chateaux of the Loire before, you will find something new and interesting on subsequent visits. Partly this is because they are ...