Lest we forget . . .

As a farm-fortress, the Chabotterie became a strategic center in itself.  The forces of the Republic took the stronghold in 1795 and set up general quarters here in its effort to squash the uprising.

Our visit today focuses largely on the inside of the Chabotterie.  I have visited many dozens of castles in France, but I have seen no interior so well preserved as this one.  The rooms are richly furnished in the mode of the 18th century -- the years just before the Revolution itself.

Understandably, photos are not allowed inside, so I cannot share that part of the visit with you.  Outside, however, is a magnificent garden that produces flowers, herbs, and vegetables.

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