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Solognote sheeps walk to a meadow in front of the Chateau de Chambord on May 6, 2022 in Chambord, Central France.

Local sheep 'breathe new life' into French chateau

Solognot sheep, a rustic breed well-equipped to face the elements, roam the grounds of the Chateau de Chambord in France. 

"The return of the Solognot sheep is to promote a local breed, to work with the region, to offer visitors the chance to see the animals, to breathe new life into a place that receives many visitors," says Cecilie de Saint-Venant, the director of communications for the National Estate of Chambord.