In southern Burgundy (France), near the town of Cluny, is a restored 17th century Chateau.
The walkway up to Chateau De Cormatin is quite beautiful, even in the not so nice weather.
The draw bridge is no longer there, but the moat is.
I have toured many Chateaus and castles, and this one gets a very high rating for it's furnishings.
There were tapestries, pottery and huge paintings everywhere you turned.
The ever so important staircase was designed by the same man that did the staircase in the Luxembourg Palace in Paris,
and the gilded ceilings were real
I have to admit here and there the furnishings were rather exotic!
These places can be quite chilly, even on a warm day. So, the owner built us a fire in the kitchen ....Where we were invited to sit for a moment.
Speaking of the owner, the very aristocratic Marquis even appeared to welcome us....well sort of.
I highly recommend a visit to this place.