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Readers recommend: Château Brinon

Château Brinon is a wonderful B&B in a grand hunting lodge on 500 wooded acres in France's Loire Valley. Michael and Irene Schnaer are the owners and hosts. Michael is American; Irene is French and a fabulous cook. They offer three beautifully decorated rooms; home-cooked breakfasts and dinners; and tours of local landmarks, wineries and châteaux.

Château Brinon, 10 Route d'Isdes, Brinon sur Sauldre; 011-2-48-58-54-45, Rooms from about $120.

Creighton Turner

City TK

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