Loire castles with quirky modern art twist

Not all of France’s monuments are filled with old masters...

If history doesn’t push your buttons, then the Loire Valley also offers an incredible variety of modern art.

Many chateaux have several pieces, but the Domaine Régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire has a superb collection of modern art, much of it exhibited in the landscaped grounds of the chateau.

There are rope trees growing down from the rafters in the stables, strange mineral flowers in the old tile-making tower, and the private chapel in the chateau itself is filled with an extraordinary collection of what looks at ...

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