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Chateau de Blois {Chateau Royal de Blois}, Loire Valley, France. This Chateau became the structural inspiration for Cornelius Vanderbilt II and the conception of his Gilded Age townhouse located on the Grand Army Plaza, at 1 West 57th Street and 5th Ave, NYC. It was the largest single family residence, that has ever been built in NYC. Cornelius Vanderbilt II his wife Alice's home, became the quintessential example of Gilded Age splendour {CWL}

Chaumont Castle Loir-et-Cher, Centre, FR.Château de Chaumont: Built on the 10th century remnants of a fortress built to protect Blois, c1510 by Charles I and Charles II d’Amboise. The Château de Chaumont was purchased by Catherine de Medici a year after Henry II’s death. There she entertained numerous astrologers, among them Nostradamus.