Tag: Chateau

Loire Chateaux: Villandry

Loire Chateaux: Villandry

| December 20, 2011

Loire Chateaux Series: Villandry and its famous gardens Of all the Loire Chateaux we visited, Château de Villandry was Donna’s favorite. Knowing how much she loves gardens, I had put Villandry on our itinerary and prayed that September was not too late to see Villandry’s famous gardens in all their splendor. The lavender was done […]

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Loire Chateaux – Chinon

Loire Chateaux – Chinon

| November 12, 2011

Loire Chateaux Series: Chinon I thought I would have a bit of fun with today’s images of one of the Loire area chateaux in Chinon, France, by processing a few of them in a way that makes the town look miniature. These photographs were taken while Donna and I toured the Forteresse Royale du Chinon […]

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Loire Chateaux: Amboise

Loire Chateaux: Amboise

| October 23, 2011

Loire Chateaux Series: Amboise, a perfect base to explore chateaux Today’s photo series is from Amboise, France in the heart if the Loire Valley. We picked Amboise as our home base for exploring the chateaux of the Loire for a couple of reasons. For one, it was close to Trip Advisor’s top rated accommodation – […]

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Loire Chateaux: Cheverny

Loire Chateaux: Cheverny

| October 16, 2011

Loire Chateaux Series: Cheverny and its beautiful interior As I mentioned in my prior post about the Château de Chambord, each of the Loire chateaux has its own style and sense of purpose. While Chambord amazed with its size and architectural prowess, Château de Cheverny pleases with its lavishly appointed and meticulously maintained interiors. Not […]

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Loire Chateaux: Chambord

Loire Chateaux: Chambord

| October 12, 2011

Loire Chateaux Series: The grandeur of Chambord Château de Chambord, one of the most recognizable of the Loire chateaux and perhaps in the world, was one of eight that Donna and I visited during our three-day stay in France’s Loire Valley. All the châteaus were worth visiting and each had its own charm and sense […]

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Castle of Chillon: Chateau de Chillon

Castle of Chillon: Chateau de Chillon

| September 11, 2010

The Fairy Tale Castle of Chillon What could be more inspiring than a sparkling lake, distant hills and Alps rich with atmosphere, and of course a medieval castle perched on a rocky outcrop at the water’s edge? Not much! During our three-day stop in Montreux on Lake Geneva, Donna and I visited the Castle of […]

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