Yes, there are over 1200 chateaux in this region, and fortunately for you, we didn't see them all!!! So you won't either just here! Phew!! These first two shots were taken at the Chateau Sache that Balzac used as country home. There is also a Musee Balzac here. Alas, the rain started just as we arrived and settled in for the day.
This is the medieval chateau in the city of Chinon. There is a lovely little 'basse ville' just below the castle walls and the streets are ever so narrow. We looked into one courtyard, I think it's now a hotel, and there was a beautiful staircase that I just had to capture.