Château de Montrésor

Chateau in The Loire Valley

This quirky château is still furnished much as it was 150 years ago when it belonged to Polish count, financier, railroad magnate and friend-of-Napoleon-II Xavier Branicki. The eclectic decor includes a Cuban mahogany spiral staircase, a piano once played by Chopin and a treasury filled with Turkish hookahs and other spoils from the 17th-century Battle of Vienna. Situated 18km east of Loches and 40km southeast of Amboise.