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

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

Angers, not angry!

After visiting the château, we continued to visit the old town of Angers.               In almost every single French city, we can find a … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Château d’Angers

Angers, one of the “large” cities around Nantes, is merely 40 minute away by TGV. It should make a perfect day trip and personally it is a must-visit for its … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · 1 Comment
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