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Friday’s French – chateaux and castles

When is a castle not a castle? When it’s a chateau. The two words have the same Latin origin – castellum, meaning fortress. The transformation from ca to cha in French is very common : cat/chat, cauldron/chaudron, cart/charrette, etc. In château, … Continue reading

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Monday’s Travel Photos – the Roof Tops of Chambord

Fellow Australian Susan from Days in the Claise, who also lives in the Loire Valley, but in the southern part of Touraine, has done a series of posts on Chambord Castle recently. We cycled there several times this summer, you … Continue reading

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