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Fairytale Destinations

Visit these fairytale destinations, and see the real places that inspired storytellers to create famous fairy tales, including Sleeping Beauty, The Lion King and Snow White.

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Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau de Chambord

After a trip to the Chateau de Chambord, the creators of “Beauty and the Beast” decided to revamp the initial version of the film. One of the changes was to make the real-life castle the fairytale home of the Beast. Be the belle of the ball and visit the largest chateau in the France’s Loire Valley. King Francois I constructed the castle to be near his mistress Comtesse de Thoury, Claude Rohan. You really can’t tell from the outside, but the castle was never completed.

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