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French Loire Chateaus Part Three – Chateau Chinon

The French Loire Chateau of Chinon isn’t the first French Chateau that usually pops into the minds of popular imagination. Sad, but understandable. when you consider the heavyweight competition from it’s French Chateau neighbours. Consider: The “oo-ah” factor of Chenonceau. Bascially a stone bridge over the untroubled waters of the Cher. The architectural magnificence of […]

24Mar2017 | | 19 comments | Continued
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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