Ch√Ęteau de Ch√Ęteauneuf-en-Auxois – 1

France is an amazing place. Small by US terms, nevertheless there are very distinct regions with their own cultural and architectural flair. Recently I spent some time exploring the countrysides of Bourgogne region, home to the famous Burgundy wines, when I accidentally stumbled across this site on the hilltop village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois:

It was originally a castle built in the 1100’s but then was turned into a luxury chateau for an ultra-affluent family that started the Chateauneuf title in the 1400’s.