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Talsi Castle – one of the smallest castles of the Loire Valley, located on the left bank of the river of the same name, in the village of Bose. The castle was built in 1517 by the banker Bernardo Salviati, one of the courtiers of King Francis I. Furniture of the 18th century has been preserved in the halls of the castle. The castle is a three-storey building with a small hexagonal tower. We can say that this is the usual estate of the representatives of the middle class of the XVI century. In the courtyard of the castle there is a winery and a dovecote. The castle is surrounded by a neglected looking garden. In fact, this effect is being achieved on purpose and, moreover, they keep the garden in such a state.
Construction of the castle began in 1520. The family of the founder of the estate became famous for the fact that the famous poet Pierre Ronsard was in love with the daughter of Bernard Salviati Cassandra. He dedicated several beautiful lyric poems to her.
In the first half of the 17th century, the eastern wing of the castle was expanded. In the 18th century, its interior design changed significantly. In the 19th century, the castle became the property of the Minister of Education of the Swiss Republic, Philip Albert Stapfer, whose ceremonial uniform is still in the castle. Since 1933, the castle has been sold to the state and has been used to house various archives.
Visitors are interested in an unusual shape well supported by three columns, an orchard, a huge dovecote (there are about one and a half thousand niches), a windmill, destroyed in 1956 and rebuilt two decades later, a riga with a grape press in 1808.
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