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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes
France

Inside its wide moat and massive walls, this very old castle in downtown Nantes has some fairly elegant urban architecture.  It is better preserved than most of the medieval castles of the Loire valley, perhaps owing to its relative remoteness from Paris.

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