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Coco Chanel, Joan of Arc, and Sleeping Beauty all have important connections to the same famous wine region. What is it?

A. Champagne

B. Bordeaux

C. Loire Valley

D. Burgundy

C.

The Loire Valley of France, southwest of Paris. Coco Chanel, fashion legend and inventor of the little black dress (LBD), was born there in the village of Saumur. In the nearby village of Chinon, the peasant Joan of Arc presented herself to the Dauphin, later Charles VII, and asked to head his army.  And the valley’s majestic Château d’Ussé was the inspiration for Charles Perrault’s most famous books, Sleeping Beauty.

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