French History and Culture

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Le Abbaye Royale du Fontevraud

  The French Country Travel Life History Lesson goes down every year. All over France.  Usually just for one day.  Sometimes two. And, happily, it’s (mostly) free. While it’s not a holiday in the strict sense of the word, it’s equally, not a day of work. It’s offical title is : “Le Journee Du Patrimoine.” […]

7Sep2018 | | 21 comments | Continued
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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, […]

3Aug2018 | | 31 comments | Continued
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Chinon ,Romantic French Chateau – Part Three

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 […]

1Jun2018 | | 24 comments | Continued