When you see the Château de Saint-Aignan from behind, as in the banner photo of it with the town's church as well, you'd never guess that it might look like this on the other side. It's not open to the public, though you can go up to the terrace and have a look around. (You can enlarge the photo by clicking or tapping on it.)
Just a few minutes' drive southeast of Saint-Aignan is the village of Châteauvieux, which is picturesque. It's know for its wines. The château there is occupied by a retirement home.
I reached back nine years to find these photos. We had a rainy day yesterday, and it's not supposed to be much better today. Planting the garden has to be postponed until the ground can dry out again. This happens a lot of years.