Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire Loire Valley

29 Mar

The Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire is stunningly pretty, reminiscent of Disney’s fairy tale castle in Sleeping Beauty. Nestled on the banks of the River Loire In Loire et Cher, it is unique for its presentation of art and the international garden festival that’s held here annually. History of the Chateau de Chaumont The original fortress was […]

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The gorgeous gardens of the Chateau of Chenonceau, Loire Valley

4 Feb

The Chateau of Chenonceau is famous for its floral displays. Every room is exquisitely decorated with scented, utterly stunning bouquets made by a master florist in the Chateau’s floral workshop. Of course, all those flowers and fruits used in the spectacular displays have to be grown. Largely the flowers come from the stunning gardens of […]

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The Chateau de Blois Son et Lumiere Show in the Loire Valley

23 Jan

The royal castle of Blois presents a unique outlook on the history of French architecture from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. Around the central courtyard, there are four wings of four different eras: medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Classic. It was home to several kings including Louis XII, Francois I, Henry III and Henry IV. […]

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The absolutely best Loire Valley tours 

16 Nov

The Loire Valley is peppered with chateaux of all shapes and sizes and if you love castles – there’s no better place to explore. The Loire Valley is also home to magnificent vineyards, glorious countryside, enchanting little villages, historic cities and fabulous markets. It’s known as the garden of France, the Valley of the Kings […]

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The weird and wonderful Fondation du Doute Blois

3 Sep

Most people visit the Loire Valley for its stunning chateaux, wonderful vineyards, historic cities, gorgeous gardens and beautiful villages. But for something different you might like to pop to the Fondation du Doute (which translates as the Fondation of Doubt) in Blois. In the shadow of the castle that dominates this town, you can’t miss […]

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