Life and travel in France, 3 years & counting

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Châteaux de la Loire: Blois

History: The château of Blois combines 4 distinct wings around the courtyard, each representing a distinct period and style, presents a unique example of the development of French architecture from … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Châteaux de la Loire: Cheverny

History: Cheverny was built in the beginning of the 17th century and it is a unique example of Louis XIII architecture. For over 600 yeas, the château has belonged to … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Châteaux de la Loire: Chambord

History: King François I started the contraction in 1519 but the contraction continued with his son François II and finally completed by Loius XIV.   Chambord conserved the medieval fortress … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Route des Vins d’Alsace (Mont Sainte-Odile, day 2)

After visiting Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, it was about noon. Bergheim is around 10min drive away only so we decided to stop at this completely fortified town with towers and walls … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Châteaux de la Loire : itinerary

Châteaux de la Loire are Renaissance castles along the Loire Valley. From upstream Gien, a mere 2-hour drive from Paris, to downstream Nantes, a 4-hour drive non-stop, the castles lie … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Route des Vins d’Alsace (Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, day 2)

Along the Route des Vins d’Alsace, not far from Sélestat, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg is a must-visit between Colmar (26k North) and Strasbourg (55km South).   Before you jump in your … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Route des Vins d’Alsace (Villages, day 1)

  Between Strasbourg and Mulhouse, over 170km, the Route des Vins d’Alsace crosses several “plus beaux” villages. For our first day, we chose 5 of the very best villages to … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

2 days in the Picardy region

Fact #1 Amiens cathedral and Beauvais cathedral are one of the most beautiful cathedrals in France and I love cathedral. Fact #2 The photo of the Château de Pierrefonds I … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Grande Mosquée de Paris

The Grande Mosquée de Paris is one of the largest ones in France and I have seen from reviews that it is not a typical attraction but it is well worth a … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment
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