We had a very pleasant holiday in Loire Valley in 2002. We had been visiting our younger daughter in Geneva, Switzerland and took a train up to Paris and then another train to Tours. After picking up our car rental we drove down to the Chateau de Rochecotte, which we were using as a base to explore the area. This castle was formerly the private home of the Duchess Dorothée of Dino and Prince of Talleyrand. After several days of visiting castles I was just about “castled out”.