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Throwback Thursday : 16 July 2012 .. Loire Valley, France

Three years ago, hubby and I were on the fabulous ‘Best of France’ Trafalgar Tour, and on this day, we were in the beautiful Loire Valley, stopping at the 16th century Château de Chenonceau .. stuff fairytales are made of !!   Only in … Continue reading

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Paris : Palace of Versailles part 2

… continued from previous post … Louis XVI (1754-1793), the grandson of Louis XV, was married to Marie Antoinette, who stood on the balcony next to this window to watch a rioting mob of thousands chanting for the downfall of the monarchy.  … Continue reading

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Paris : Palace of Versailles

I do hope you’re not getting bored with my photos from our amazing ‘Best of France’ Trafalgar Tour 🙂  in July of last year already .. how time has flown!!   Having blogged our entire trip around France, I need to do the rest of … Continue reading

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Gardens of Château de Chenonceau

I had never seen, in real life (!) such large formal gardens before (we hadn’t been seen the magnificent gardens of Versailles yet !)  ..  I was in awe !! Diane de Poitiers’ garden : Forecourt in front .. Chancellerie in background .. … Continue reading

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Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley # 3

Continuing our story of the magnificent Château de Chenonceau wherein lived kings and queens, mistresses and courtiers,  … …  as well as the employees on the land and within the Château walls.    A place that stood the test of time, during times of war and times of … Continue reading

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Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley # 2

Our ‘story’ of the Château continues .. Construction of the Château, which spans the River Cher via a series of graceful arches, began in 1513 for Thomas Bohier, a court minister for King Charles III, although much of the work and design … Continue reading

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Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley

It’s like walking into a large book fairytale book !!  As you open the cover of the book,  an avenue of plane trees lies before you … ..  a river flows under the bridge .. … children feed ducks on the river bank .. .. … Continue reading

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