For five centuries now, the Loire Valley castle minutes from Angers has reigned as a treasure. Built for the royal family, its fanciful turrets rekindle a fairy tale. Throughout four levels served by an elevator, the château melds yesterday and today. Oak ceiling beams, plank floors, magnificent fireplaces, and precious period furnishings evoke awe. Past the splendid reception rooms and professional kitchen beckon unique bedrooms sparkling like jewels. A tower suite boasts a domed hand-painted ceiling. Regal grounds continue the romance to a jardinière, porterie, orangerie, stables, and three-story manor with iron gate.