Tag Archives: cheverny

Outside My Front Door

Paula McInerney from Contented Traveller, whom I’ve already featured in my weekly blogger round-up, is publishing a series of posts entitled “Outside my front door”.  I was delighted when she asked me to contribute and I’ve been enjoying hearing from other bloggers as … Continue reading

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Snakes in the Wood Pile

We arrive at the sawmill in the middle of Cheverny forest just before midday and not at 11.30 am as planned. We can hear machinery but can’t see any people. We finally see a man pull up in a large … Continue reading

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Top Ten Chateaux in the Loire Valley

There are so many wonderful places to visit in the Loire Valley that newcomers to the region often need guidance. It’s pointless saying “Chenonceau is my favourite. You should go there” or “Forget about Chambord, there’s nothing to see”. Each … Continue reading

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Meeting the Neighbours in Blois Part 2

Each time we’ve come down to Blois since we signed the final papers in April, most of our waking hours have been spent getting the gîte ready and planting potatoes in the rain. So this time, we decided we’d have … Continue reading

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