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Château du Petit Thouars
Château du Petit Thouars Review
Try some local wines at the stunning, Renaissance-era Château du Petit Thouars, which enjoys an enchanting, fairy-tale hilltop setting just off the Vienne river (between Chinon and Fontevraud). The descendents of Aristide du Petit Thouars, a French naval officer who fought in the American Revolution, have created a small museum illustrating the adventures of their family members that visitors can tour after a dégustation of still and sparkling wines from their hillside vineyard. The historic château, alas, is still a private home, only to be enjoyed from the outside.
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