Photo Gallery: Keys to the Castle, France
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Hide CaptionShow CaptionChateau de Brissac is seven stories high (the tallest castle in France) and contains more than 200 rooms, including a 1,000-square-foot ballroom, private theater and five opulent guest rooms. It's surrounded by 145 acres of gorgeous parkland, including woodlands and flower beds, and is also home to 70 acres of vineyards.
Host John Barrowman takes a look around some of the most amazing castles and chateaux in France that are still lived in today. First up: Chateau de Brissac. Located in the beautiful countryside of France, this place has been dubbed the giant of the Loire Valley. It is home to the Marchioness of Brissac, Larissa, and her family, and it's also a working bed-and-breakfast. The family lives in a private sanctuary hidden deep within the castle that features five bedrooms, six baths, a lavish dining room, stylish reception room and full kitchen. Guests to the castle over the years have included France's King Louis XIII (back in 1620) and A-list celebrities such as Sophia Loren and Jeremy Irons.