Over the last couple of years the City of Tours has been quietly working to restore the exterior of the little known Chateau of Candé. They've also been improving the grounds with additions of statuary, opening up vistas and running a series of events, many of them gourmet food oriented. Inside several new rooms have been refurbished. Hidden away in the basement is a humungeous new heating and climate control system worthy of former owner Charles Bedaux. The temporary exhibition at the moment is some of Wallis Simpson's furniture from the apartment in Paris that she shared with the Duke of Windsor and their assorted pet pug dogs.
A newly restored guest bathroom.
A mechanical ride for kids in the form of a Great Capricorn Beetle.
The reroofed and newly cleaned exterior of the 19th century wing.