The Château de Talcy is a spectacular historical châteaux in Talcy, Loir-et-Cher, France, located on left bank of the Loire River. This 16th-century manor house was commissioned around 1520 by Bernardo Salviati. Salviati was a Florentine contractor with connections to the Medici family; a political banking family, whom gathered prominence in the Republic of Florence during the late 14th century.
The château has a Gothic presence to the exterior, which is expected for a structure built at the height of the Renaissance. The outbuildings have been preserved from the 16th century, and one of the more charming aspects of the house is a traditional vegetable garden. An aerial view seen below, shows just how spectacular the gardens are. The Salviati retained the ownership of the estate until 1682. A house was owned by succession of individuals, including Philipp Albert Stapfer, ( a Swiss politician and philosopher) until 1932, when it was sold to the state, on condition that the 18th-century interiors would be left intact. The château is visited by 20,000 tourists annually.
Château de Talcy’s Gothic Exterior