Château de Candé is situated in Monts, Indre-et-Loire and, although it isn’t one of the grandest chateaux in France, it has an interesting historical significance.

It was here in June 1937 that the abdicated king, now retitled the Duke of Windsor, married his twice-divorced, American mistress, Wallis Simpson. See the video below – it’s contemporary footage.

You can see that neither the bride or groom look radiant. The groom looks simply grumpy and the bride is dressed in possibly the worst bridal outfit I can imagine.

The couple remained together until the death of the duke but never seemed to have a happy and fulfilled existence together. This is noticeable right from the beginning – from their wedding day.

You can visit the chateau and its grounds. See exactly where this historic event took place. TripAdvisor has more details and reviews.


Château de Candé

2 Route du Ripault,
37260 Veigné,




JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.

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