Life and travel in France, 3 years & counting

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Châteaux de la Loire: Chenonceau

History: The château is mostly influenced by women who built, embellished, protected, restored and saved it throughout history, so much so that Chenonceau is called the “château des dames”. Its … Continue reading

April 2, 2018 · 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

March 3, 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 · 1 Comment

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

“Grand château cassé du village perdu”

On our way back from Angers to Nantes, we passed by a village in the middle of nowhere (village name unknown) and saw this ruined castle, Dada joked and called … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

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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