The Château de Biron, Biron, Dordogne, France... www.castlesandmanorhouses.com ... The Château de Biron is a large castle in the valley of the Lède. Biron was seized by Simon IV de Montfort in 1212 from forces sympathetic to the Cathars. Simon carried the French Oriflamme and was accompanied by Dominic Guzman (Saint dominic). The Plantagenets held it at times during the 14th and 15th centuries.
Great Maytham Hall, nr Rolvenden, Kent, England is where Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote 'The Secret Garden' She was inspired by the walled garden when she leased the house from 1898 to 1907 and would sit writing in the 'beautiful old walled kitchen garden'
Château de Chantilly ~ north of Paris, built began in the early to mid 1500’s, “was destroyed during the French Revolution and rebuilt in the 1870s.” The château now displays “one of the finest art galleries in France,” the Musée Condé, with special emphasis on collections from the 15th and 16th centuries, as well as magnificent stables, also with its own museum, “the ‘Living Museum of the Horse Musée Vivant du Cheval), as the Condé men were enamoured with horses.’” (photo by metroman8)