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Château de La Rochefoucauld by Pamela Jayne Smith

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We love this chateau and the town, this time when we vistited back in August there was a horseshow in the grounds – our first horseshow in France – it was a great afternoon and free, although it was a tad expensive to look around inside we had a wonderful time outside!

The village takes its name from the large château above the village, which is partially open to the public, whilst also still inhabited by the Duke and Duchess.
The site was first used around 980 by Fucaldus, younger brother of the Viscount of Limoges. Fucaldus set up a fortified camp on the rock and called it Fucaldus in rupe, or Foucald’s Rock.

Gothic Window
Windows and Doors
Angel of the Sky
The Old Hospice Chapel
were all also taken at Rochefoucauld last year ’08

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We live in the West of France in the Poitou Charentes region, I love where we live and take a lot of inspiration for photography from the countryside and wonderful regions around us.

I have not had any formal training and just feel comfortable behind the lens, enjoying the feeling of liberty and fun that is to be had with a camera.

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Comments

  • Nicole I Hamilton
    Nicole I Hamiltonover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture! Great angle! Looks like something right out of a fairy tale. :)

  • Thank you so much Nicole – it is a wonderful chateau – we are saving up to go and look around inside – we have been outside many times but never seem to have the time/money! We will however!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 4 years ago

    Magnicant chateau

  • Thank you kindly Celia :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    Looks like a great place!! Wonderful image!! ;-))

  • Thank you so much Stephanie :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • 29Breizh33
    29Breizh33over 4 years ago

    Beautiful Chateau. Well captured. And you are giving me an idea of visit on my way to Brittany next time.Thanks Pamela. :))

  • Thank you so much :)) I really would take the time to visit if you can – it is en-route to Brittany via Limoges! It is a lovely old town and we have spent a few hours there! Inside is open to the public most days as well! Unusual for a Chateau around here!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • triciamary
    triciamaryover 4 years ago

    OK – I’ve added it to my list! What part of France is this in or what other towns are near there that I may know?

  • Hi Tricia – it is in the Charente dept 16 in the Poitou Charente – here is a link that might help! It is a gorgeous town and lots to see :) You will love it I am sure.

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Berns
    Bernsover 4 years ago

    Wow! Fantastic.) Congrats:)

  • Thank you Berns :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • presbi
    presbiover 4 years ago

    Great shot, Pam! Love the soft light! Sergio

  • Thank you so much Sergio :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Shane Viper
    Shane Viperover 4 years ago

    very nice old building. Well shot Pamela

  • Thank you kindly Shane :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 4 years ago

    Dreamy! Is that Rapunzel unwinding her hair I see…?

  • It certainly is G :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Thank you Cee and Chris :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

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