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French Loire Chateaus Part Two – Chateau Ussé

  Virtually every French Loire Chateau has -as do almost all French Chateaus – a marketable feature. A unique “something” (or something presented as such) designed to snare the attention of Chateau surfers. Something more than the age of it’s stones or how many nobles were born, died or murdered there. Chenonceau – The rivalry […]

27Jan2017 | | 31 comments | Continued
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French Loire Chateaus – Part One

French Loire Chateaus. Amboise. Angers. Azay.Blois. Brissac.Chambord. Chinon.Chenonceau.Cheverny.Fontainebleau. Langeais. Villandry. No shortage of French Chateaus on the Loire. Mainly because it was the playground of French Kings. Who knew a good thing when they saw it. While all of the Loire River Chateaus have their particular and, dare I say, “individual” contributions to French History […]

22Oct2016 | | 26 comments | Continued
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French Travel = French Food, French Wine, French Chocolate, French History

    French Travel = French Food, French Wine, French Chocolate, French History. And a big – no wait – make that a HUGE part of that History, are the Churches, Cathedrals, and Abbeys that really are “around every corner.” While the “big names” of French Churchdom are universally known – Notre Dame de Paris, Chartes, […]

21Apr2016 | | 18 comments | Continued