The Château de Langeais is one of the oldest chateaus in France. It was built in 992 by a man named Fulk Nerra, the Count of Anjou. It was destroyed during the Hundred Years War and eventually rebuilt to the style of the late medieval architecture. The castle was eventually fortified by King Richard I of England, known colloquially as Richard the Lionhearted. However, it was eventually retaken by the French in 1465. The Château de Langeais is open to the public and is a marvelous castle to visit with a lot of history behind it. Here are some fabulous hotels and vacation rentals around Château de Langeais.