Life and travel in France, 3 years & counting

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Route des Vins d’Alsace: Strasbourg

Back to our Alsace trip… We arrived at Strasbourg in the evening of the second day and we had til the next morning to visit the center before we headed … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

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: Chaumont-sur-Loire

(AGAIN it has been a year since I last updated. I think about writing all the time, but there is a new mouth, aka a baby, in our household that … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

March 3, 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 · 1 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
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