Aisne, Picardy, France - Septmonts Castle was built in the 13th century by Jacques de Bazoches, Bishop of Soissons, as his summer residence. Later in the 17th century the Bishops of Soissons ceased to reside here, it was abandoned and fell into ruin.
Haut-Koeningsbourd Castle, in Alsace, France. I have a love-hate-j'adore relationship with France. Wonderful names, beautiful places, extravagant and vibrant history. If only I had the willpower to learn the language.