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Chateau Lists

Wikipedia is a fantastic treasure-trove of information on chateaux, however the reader must be careful as it is sprawling and the various lists, composed as they are by different contributors, are often incomplete - sometimes even conflicting in their information.

We are compiling our chateau lists from these lists, together with sources such as Google books, individual societies, the ISMH database and more.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Castles_in_France
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Monuments_historiques_in_France_by_department_(castles)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Castles_in_France_by_department
http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=chateau
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Châteaux_in_France_by_region
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_châteaux_français_par_ordre_alphabétique
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_castles_in_France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:French_castle_stubs

http://books.google.com/books?id=ALXhtLaCdTMC&pg=PA851 - Mentions very large number of Chateaux in Alsace - p.7, index. In French.

http://www.sifex.co.uk/chateauxSearch.asp - Estate agent - French chateau specialist - listing many glorious French Chateau properties currently on the market.

http://www.chateauxforts-alsace.org/visite_index.php?type=0 - Association Chateaux Forts et Villes Fortifiees d'Alsace - much fine information!

http://www.chateau-fort-manoir-chateau.eu very well organized listings, huge number of chateaux

General Research

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listed_building
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_historique

Old Books on Chateaux

These appear to be in the public domain and are visible in full at Google Books:

"Castles and chateaux of old Burgundy and the border provinces" (1909) - Francis Miltoun, Milburg Francisco Mansfield - http://books.google.com/books?id=GvxdAAAAIAAJ

"Castles and chateaux of old Navarre and the Basque Provinces (1907) - Francis Miltoun - http://books.google.com/books?id=o6NCAAAAYAAJ

"Castles and chateaux of old Touraine and the Loire country (1906) - Francis Miltoun - http://books.google.com/books?id=5YoMAQAAMAAJ

"Farm houses, manor houses, minor chateaux and small churches: from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries, in Normandy, Brittany and other parts of France" (1917) - Ralph Adams Cram - http://books.google.com/books?id=7RMtAAAAYAAJ

"French cathedrals and chateaux, Volume 1" (1903) Clara Crawford Perkins - http://books.google.com/books?id=9F1TAAAAMAAJ

"Historic chateaux: Blois, Fontainebleau, Vincennes" - Baron Alexander Dundas Ross Wishart Cochrane-Baillie Lamington - http://books.google.com/books?id=9lxKAAAAYAAJ

"Old Touraine the Life and History of the Chateaux of the Loire" (1906) - Theodore Andrea Cook - http://books.google.com/books?id=Vph73jlvCP4C

"Rambles around French châteaux" (1911) - Frances M. Parkinson Gostling - http://books.google.com/books?id=Hhc9AAAAYAAJ

"Romance of the Bourbon châteaux" (1905) - Elizabeth Williams Champney - http://books.google.com/books?id=U18BAAAAYAAJ

- also by the same author "Romance of the Feudal châteaux" - http://books.google.com/books?id=56MwAQAAMAAJ and "Romance of the Renaissance châteaux" - http://books.google.com/books?id=KshAAAAAYAAJ

"The châteaux of Touraine" (1906) - Maria Hornor Lansdale - http://books.google.com/books?id=EqJLAAAAMAAJ

More - cut / paste this search: http://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=intitle:chateau&tbs=,bkv:f,cdr:1,cd_max:Dec+31_2+1900&num=10

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