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Langeais

LANGEAIS, a town of west-central France in the department of Indre-et-Loire, on the right bank of the Loire, 16 m. W.S.W. of Tours by rail. Pop. (1906). town, 1755; commune, 3550.

Langeais has a church of the nth, izth and 1sth centuries but is chiefly interesting for the possession of a large chateau built soon after the middle of the 15th century by Jean Bourre, minister of Louis XI. Here the marriage of Charles VIII. and Anne of Brittany took place in 1491. In the park are the ruins of a keep of late loth-century architecture, built by Fulk Nerra, count of Anjou.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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